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Category: Human Rights

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…

Your Rights as a Disabled Employee

By , March 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Employers have additional obligations towards disabled employees. In addition to rights under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, Ontario’s courts and administrative tribunals have awarded disabled employees special damages for shoddy treatment. If you have been disabled at work then you have numerous Continue Reading…

Five Reasons to Ask an Employment Lawyer to Review Your Severance Package

By , March 9, 2017 9:09 am

We have reviewed hundreds of severance packages on behalf of employees. Some of these packages are fair and some are really unfair. We can tell you whether we think your package is fair. And in many cases, we can help you negotiate a better severance package. To determine whether your severance package is fair we Continue Reading…

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