Category: Privacy

Secret Recordings at the Workplace (Part 2)

By , August 21, 2018 9:24 pm

Last week, I posted a blog about the advisability of recording conversations at the workplace. However, that’s not the only consideration to keep in mind given the advent of technology. I often receive calls from clients who suspect they are being monitored by their employers. One thing that is important to know is that secret Continue Reading…

Secretly Recording Your Boss: A Slippery Slope (Part 1)

By , August 10, 2018 11:36 am

Secret recordings at the workplace has been at the forefront of the news lately, what with Omarosa Manigault releasing surreptitious recordings she took during her stint at the White House. Even before this news broke, I have been asked by clients whether an employee can record a conversation with their supervisor without the supervisor’s knowledge. Continue Reading…

Seeing Through the Smoke: Employees’ Rights and the Legalization of Cannabis

By , August 9, 2018 2:09 pm

On October 17, 2018, Bill C-45, (the “Cannabis Act”) is scheduled to take effect. In essence, this bill will make smoking or ingesting cannabis legal in Canada, and will create a legal framework for its sale and possession. While provinces will each have the power to control how cannabis will be used and sold, individual Continue Reading…

Should You See an Employment Lawyer About that Issue?

By , February 23, 2016 10:00 am

We often receive calls from individuals wondering whether it is worth spending the money to see an employment lawyer.  Sometimes this is because the employee has been fired and received a termination letter and the employee wants to know if the amount is fair.  Other times it is because an employee has been offer a Continue Reading…

Breach of Privacy: Why Spying On Your Ex (or anyone else) Will Cost You

By , November 21, 2014 11:13 am

In 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal established greater protections for privacy.  In the case Jones v. Tsige, the Court established the new tort of intrusion upon seclusion. In that case, an employee of the Bank of Montreal, Tsige, accessed the personal financial records of her ex-husband’s new girlfriend (Jones) on at least 174 occasions. Continue Reading…

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