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Category: Human Rights

The Rights of Unionized Employees

By , August 14, 2017 8:20 am

Are you a unionized employee? Have you been terminated or have you experienced mistreatment in your workplace on the basis of your age, race, religious views, gender, sexual orientation or any other ground? It is important to remember that the rights and recourses available to unionized employees are different than those available to non-unionized employees. Continue Reading…

When can your Employer ask you for an Independent Medical Exam?

By , July 28, 2017 12:01 pm

Employees often work with disabilities. The health issues they experience do not seriously affect their ability to complete their job duties. But sometimes, illness or injury becomes too much and an employee requires time away from work. This can be a difficult period. Most people do not like being off work and want to get Continue Reading…

Changes to Parental Leave: What You Need to Know  

By , April 25, 2017 8:00 am

Background Congratulations, you’re planning a family! If you or your partner is pregnant, or you are thinking about becoming a parent, you are probably wondering what maternity leave, pregnancy leave and parental leave mean and how your employment may be affected. The Federal government has also proposed significant changes which may increase your rights. This article explores Continue Reading…

Changing an Employee’s Shifts After a Medical Leave is Discrimination

By , March 31, 2017 8:44 am

Many employees require a medical leave at some point during their career.  Often the difficult period begins when they return to work and are not supported. Employees have the right to accommodation to the point of undue hardship.  This means that the employer must make changes to the workplace that assist the employee to complete Continue Reading…

Are You Entitled to Damages if You are Harassed at Work?

By , March 17, 2017 10:22 am

The short answer is in some cases yes. Damages under the Ontario Human Rights Code You can obtain damages if you have been harassed because of your race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or because Continue Reading…

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