Jian Ghomeshi: Legal Shades of Grey (Part III)

By , November 28, 2014 11:55 am

The Background On October 27, 2014 the CBC terminated Mr. Ghomeshi’s employment. Later that day he disclosed some intensely private information about his sex life in a public Facebook post. On October 28, 2014 I posted a blog outlining some of the issues that arose out of his termination. Since that time Mr. Ghomeshi has filed Continue Reading…

Tweeting your way to termination: Twitter privacy settings can’t protect you from the law

By , November 25, 2014 9:36 am

Since the beginning of time, employees have privately complained about work and made inappropriate comments to friends and family. Today, however, this venting is happening over the Internet. The internet has major reach and many employees, including professors, sports figures, comedians and writers, have already been terminated because of their Facebook and Twitter activity. As Continue Reading…

Constructive Dismissal Update: 2014 Decisions

By , November 21, 2014 12:11 pm

I am often asked whether a change in employment (or more than one change) is a constructive dismissal. If so, the employee can quit and claim damages for pay in lieu of notice of termination. If not, the person receives no damages. It is an all or nothing proposition. And that is why employment lawyers Continue Reading…

Human Rights Update: Owner of hunting lodge ordered to pay seasonal employee who had a workplace injury almost 3 years pay  

By , November 18, 2014 3:17 pm

The Facts Tammy Pelletier worked as a housekeeper at a hunting lodge for six months each year. She was a seasonal employee and earned $ 13 per hour. On July 1, 2013, Ms. Pelletier was injured at work. On September 10th she told the owner of the lodge that she was able to return to Continue Reading…

Occupational Health and Safety Update: Chief Prevention Officer Issues Annual Report

By , November 17, 2014 4:46 pm

On October 30, 2014 Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer submitted the “Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario: 2013-14 Annual Report” to the Ontario Minister of Labour. This Annual Report includes the following information: Size of the Ontario Workforce In 2013, 6.88 million workers were employed in Ontario. Over the last four years, employment has increased at Continue Reading…

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