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PRONOUNS IN EMPLOYMENT

Pronouns are a part of our everyday language used to refer to others and ourselves. They are similar to our names, used as personal identifiers. While we may not often…

Avoiding Discrimination During the Hiring Process

The recruitment process is generally responsible for more incidents of discrimination than any other area of employment. In general, employers understand that overt and explicit acts of discrimination, otherwise known…

FILING A WORKPLACE COMPLAINT

According to the Ontario Health and Safety Act (“OHSA“), employers have a duty to maintain a healthy and safe workplace for their employees. As part of this duty, employers must…

Understanding Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Employees in Ontario have the right to be free from bullying and harassment in the workplace as prescribed under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and Human Rights Code…

Ontario Directive on Vaccine Policies in Health Care Settings

The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health recently issued Directive #6 COVID-19 Vaccine Policy in Health Care Settings (the “Directive”) regarding the implementation of a mandatory vaccine policies for employees,…

Am I Entitled to Accommodation Based on my Family Care Obligations?

The COVID-19 pandemic has blurred the lines between work and family more than ever before, making accommodation on the grounds of family status particularly relevant. For example, if you require…

Mental Health in the Workplace: Understanding Your Rights

Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada, with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health estimating that at least 500,000 Canadians miss work every week due to…

Dismissed While Pregnant? You May be Entitled to Additional Compensation

Employees across Canada are entitled to financial protection if they have been dismissed from their employment. This comes in the form of reasonable notice (or pay in lieu of notice)…

Pregnancy & Parental Leave, Pt. 1: Can I Be Fired While on Leave?

This blog is the first installment of a four-part series by Sultan Lawyers focused on employment issues specific to pregnancy and parental leave in Ontario.  Canada provides among the most…