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A Spooky Sultan Halloween: Tips & Tricks for Virtual Halloween Parties

Halloween is just around the corner and this year many workplaces are engaging in virtual Halloween festivities. As employment lawyers, we wanted to provide some tips and tricks to help…

Job Loss After Raising Concerns About Discrimination: Employee Rights

The year 2020 will undoubtedly be remembered as a particularly difficult one for the workplace.  Not only has COVID-19 had a dramatic and transformative impact on the organization of the…

Back to School & Return to Work: What if the Two Don’t Mix?

With schools set to re-open in Ontario, many parents are considering what impact return to school plans will have on their ability to return to the workplace.   Since parents…

Racism in the Workplace: Addressing & Combating Discrimination at Work

With ongoing protests and the related public discourse regarding racism and discrimination, many employers are examining their policies and procedures, and determining what actions they can take to combat racism…

Employment Law, Human Rights & Foreign Workers

This summer we wrote about the decision in Haseeb v. Imperial Oil Limited where the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) confirmed that employers may not impose requirements on job…

What if I Get Pregnant While on Maternity Leave? Knowing Your Rights to Parental Leave in Ontario

Knowing your rights when you are getting ready for parental leave or maternity leave in Ontario is something important to do in advance to reduce your level of stress and…

Human Rights Tribunal Confirms Employers May not Discriminate Based on Citizenship

In a recent decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) confirmed that employers may not impose requirements on job applicants that violate the Human Rights Code (the “Code”), including…

Employers Must Consider Foreign Workers for Employment

A recent case of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (OHRT) serves as a cautionary note to employers with respect to the hiring of foreign workers. Specifically, the OHRT makes it clear…

Employers Must Take All Reasonable Steps to Accommodate for a Disabled Employee

In a recent Ontario case, Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Sunnyside Home) v Ontario Nurses’ Association, an arbitrator ordered a long-term care home to reinstate a registered nurse who was fired…