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Employment Contracts: The Problem with Fixed-Term Employment Contracts

By , October 15, 2014 12:53 pm

I often get calls from an employer who has hired someone on short-term, fixed-term employment contract; that is, the person has been hired for 3 months, or 6 months, or a year. Sometimes the person has signed an employment contract, and sometimes she has not. In almost all cases, the employer would be in a Continue Reading…

The MacLeod Law Firm’s Next Seminar: Managing a Disabled Employee

By , October 7, 2014 5:02 pm

A Perfect Storm is Developing There is a perfect storm developing when it comes to managing disabled employees. The workforce is aging and some older workers can’t perform all of their job duties. The level of workforce stress is increasing which is causing more mental illness. The number of recognized mental disabilities is increasing. And Continue Reading…

Do employers have a duty to investigate a human rights complaint where no discrimination is found to exist?

By , September 25, 2014 3:59 pm

In a decision issued earlier this year, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario stated that an employer has no duty to investigate a human rights complaint unless discrimination is found to exist [Scaduto v. Insurance Search Bureau]. This decision seems to be in line with an earlier court case where the court concluded that liability Continue Reading…

Ignoring the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal is a Very Bad Idea

By , September 10, 2014 4:31 pm

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the Tribunal) can and does award significant damage awards against employers who decide to ignore a human right complaint. The Celtech Plastics case Take Celtech Plastics Ltd  as an example. A former employee who was 68 years old and had 35 years service filed a complaint with the Tribunal after Continue Reading…

Discriminating against Disabled Employees: New OHRC Policy

By , August 27, 2014 1:21 pm

Discriminating against Disabled Employees: Ontario Human Rights Commission Issues a New Policy Mental disabilities: The Facts Research estimates that almost one in five Canadian adults will experience a mental illness or addiction. In the last version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – The Fifth Edition (or DSM-5)the number of recognized mental disabilities increased. Continue Reading…

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