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CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL – Update from the Supreme Court

By , March 11, 2015 4:20 pm

Many of us experience variations in our work and working conditions. However, if a change is significant enough it may amount to constructive dismissal. Constructive Dismissal Definition A constructive dismissal occurs when an employer makes a unilateral and fundamental change to a term or condition of an employment contract without providing reasonable notice of that change to Continue Reading…

Systemic Discrimination and Long-Term Human Rights Violations

By , January 27, 2015 4:02 pm

Systemic Discrimination and Long-Term Human Rights Violations Employees who have experienced discrimination at work can file an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“Tribunal”). The Ontario Human Rights Code provides that the application must be filed within one year of the discrimination unless there was a “series of incidents.” Where a series of Continue Reading…

PREGNANCY, MATERNITY, AND PARENTAL LEAVE 102

By , January 26, 2015 12:56 pm

PREGNANCY, PARENTAL AND MATERNITY LEAVE 102 We often receive calls from expecting parents asking about their rights to benefits and time off work once their child arrives.  This article reviews the rights for employees of federally regulated companies in Canada, like banks and airlines. If you work for a provincially regulated company, see here. An Continue Reading…

PREGNANCY, PARENTAL AND MATERNITY LEAVE 101

By , January 26, 2015 12:52 pm

PREGNANCY, PARENTAL AND MATERNITY LEAVE 101 We often receive calls from expecting parents asking about their rights to benefits and time off work once their child arrives.  This article reviews the rights for employees of provincially regulated companies in Ontario. If you work for a federally regulated company, like a bank or airline, see here. Continue Reading…

Fixed-term Contracts: What Happens When They End?

By , January 13, 2015 10:43 am

 In a recent decision, an employee attempted to prove that he had a five-year fixed term contract with his employer.  While the court ultimately found that he did not, the decision highlights the important differences between indefinite and fixed-term contracts. These differences are especially significant to you as an employee if you are terminated. Indefinite Continue Reading…

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