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Category: Discrimination

#MeToo: Converting an online campaign into action

By , October 27, 2017 3:29 pm

Trigger Warning: This blog contains content about sexual harassment and abuse Following the bombshell reports of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, thousands of women have taken to social media to participate in the #MeToo campaign to share stories of harassment and abuse they have faced in their own lives. Having worked Continue Reading…

Sexual Harassment at Home: What Can You Do About an Inappropriate Landlord

By , September 26, 2017 11:00 am

Trigger Waring: this blog contains content about sexual harassment and violence Rental housing and accommodation is a protected social area under the Human Rights Code in Ontario. That means that you should not be subjected to sexual harassment or discrimination by the owner, superintendent, or landlord of your rental housing. However, in a recent decision Continue Reading…

Employees in a Union – What Can You Do if Your LTD is Cut Off?

By , September 19, 2017 10:08 am

We are often contacted by unionized employees who have questions about their rights and the obligations of their union. For general information for unionized employees see here. Recently, the Court of Appeal issued an important case that affects unionized employees who are off work because of a disability. The Case Barber v. The Manufacturers Life Continue Reading…

Can my employer ask me to attend an independent medical examination (or IME)?

By , September 8, 2017 10:23 am

We often receive calls from employees who have been asked by their employers to submit to an independent medical examination, or an “IME,” in response to the employee’s request for accommodation. The highest court in Ontario was recently asked to decide whether an employer is within its rights to ask employees to submit to such Continue Reading…

Getting terminated during a medical leave

By , August 11, 2017 9:00 am

Generally speaking, if an employee is terminated without just cause they are entitled to receive “reasonable notice” of termination unless they have agreed to accept a specific amount of notice of termination. An employer can provide working notice or termination pay in lieu of this notice. What happens when an employer provides working notice of Continue Reading…

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