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Sultan Lawyers on Dismissal Pt. 5: When Can I Claim Constructive Dismissal as a Result of Workplace Harassment?

Workplace harassment, violence or bullying are serious issues that affect many workplaces. So what happens when an employer fails to put an end to abusive conduct in the workplace and…

Sultan Lawyers on Dismissal Pt. 4: The Difference Between Wrongful and Unjust Dismissal

Most employees understand that they have a right to be treated fairly upon the termination of their employment by their employer and to be free from wrongful dismissal. However, there…

Sultan Lawyers on Dismissal Pt. 3: The Difference Between Wrongful and Constructive Dismissal

You may be aware of two common terms often used to describe the actions of an employer who violates the rights of an employee at the time of the termination…

Are Electronic Employment Contracts Legal in Canada?

In Canada, many people believe that physical signatures have greater legitimacy than digital ones. Accordingly, employers continue to be hesitant to the idea of electronically signed employment agreements particularly in…

Ontario considering further changes to the Employment Standards Act

The Ontario government has introduced the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019, (Bill 66) in the legislature, with the aim of approving changes to a variety of acts to cut business…

Victims of violent crimes in Ontario can receive compensation for criminal injuries, including compensation for loss of income

Many people are unaware that the Ontario Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) exists or of how it operates. This initiative operates as a part of Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (of which…

Is Your Employer Giving You Enough Time Off for the Holidays?

The holiday season is upon us. Many people use this time to take a break from work, to travel and to visit with friends and family. If you are an…

Bill 47 Receives Royal Assent

Further to our previous report on the Ontario government’s plans to repeal the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148), the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47) received…

Federal workplace regulators respond to #MeToo

In 2015, Ontario introduced Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act to address workplace violence and sexual harassment in provincially regulated workplaces. However, until now, no comparable…