According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, about three-quarters of all human rights claims in Ontario come from the workplace. Considering we spend so much of our time at work, it is important to work in a healthy environment, where...Read More
COVID-19: Can Your Employer Force You Back to Work in Ontario?
With the Province of Ontario now into Stage 1 of its ‘Framework for Reopening’ businesses, many workers have questions about their rights as they relate working during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your employer is allowed to resume business but you...Read More
Supporting Businesses and Employees During the COVID-19 Crisis
Both employers and employees have been thrust into an unforeseen situation with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. This public health emergency has left everyone scrambling. While certain businesses are able to continue on in a semi-normal manner,...Read More
Special Government Initiatives to Assist Canadian Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
At this time of high uncertainty combined with the rapid and changing flow of public information announcements and media alerts, this blog aims to assist entrepreneurs by outlining some of the government programs and actions recently announced to specifically help...Read More
Constructive Dismissal: The unapparent termination
Both employees and employers alike must be aware of how changes and acts in an employment relationship can result in constructive dismissal. What is constructive dismissal? Constructive dismissal can take many forms. Among them, changes to an employee’s job title,...Read More
Scents and Sensitivity
Much of the spotlight in employment law tends to be dealing with negative workplace behaviours. But we should not lose sight of the seemingly smaller issues that can also be significant to employees and employers. One of these issues is...Read More
Benefits for Employees Over 65
A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, is changing how provincially regulated employers in Ontario deal with the provision of benefits for employees who are 65 years of age and over. In Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board, 2018 HRTO 680 (CANLII), Mr. Talos brought...Read More
Employment Agreements – Are yours worth the paper they are written on?
Reducing the terms of an employment agreement to writing at the start of a working relationship, when the atmosphere is generally positive and memories have not faded, is a good idea as it provides the employer and the employee with...Read More