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At Fault for Sexual Harassment: Employee Awarded $150,000 in General Damages

By , June 29, 2015 8:44 pm

General Damage Awards Before May 15, 2015 Since 2008, adjudicators appointed under the Ontario Human Rights Code have had the power to award unlimited general damages as compensation for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect. Since that time however, very few adjudicators have awarded more than $ 40 000 and most awards are under $ Continue Reading…

Another Host Bites the Dust at CBC: Evan Solomon Fired for Moonlighting

By , June 16, 2015 12:18 am

Last week the CBC fired another one of its high profile hosts, Evan Solomon.  According to news reports, Mr. Solomon ran a part-time business in his spare time and earned income by helping an art dealer sell paintings. CBC knew about the business but claims it did not know the full extent of Mr. Solomon’s involvement Continue Reading…

Legal Shades of Grey: Are offensive statements made on personal time just cause for termination?

By , June 2, 2015 9:20 am

Hydro One Employee Terminated for Making Sexist Statement to a TV Reporter Shawn Simoes who worked as an engineer for Hydro One was recently terminated when his employer found out that he made an offensive and sexist comment to a female TV reporter, Shauna Hunt. To read the Global News story about this, click here. He Continue Reading…

Employee Terminations: How Employment Contracts and Legal Consultation Prevent Legal Fires

By , May 18, 2015 11:41 pm

I strongly recommend that employers require all new employees to sign an employment contract with a termination clause. As a result, the employer knows how much it will cost to terminate the employee and the employee is effectively precluded from commencing a wrongful dismissal claim. To read more about the benefits of using employment contracts, Continue Reading…

The MacLeod Law Firm Value Proposition

By , May 5, 2015 9:58 am

We help employers avoid legal fires, and extinguish any legal fires that do break out. I have decided to expand the MacLeod Law Firm and offer our services to more employers. Since I don’t have a marketing background, I hired a marketing consultant as I subscribe to the “I don’t know what I don’t know” Continue Reading…

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