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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…

Love is in the Air, and Maybe the Workplace

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air more than usual. Love in the workplace is more than an occasional occurrence. In fact, relationships formed at work…

True or False: Common Misconceptions About Ontario’s Employment Standards Act

Most employers and employees have a decent grasp of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). Despite this, we often find that there are many common misconceptions about what the…

Will My Social Media Posts Cost Me My Job?

The popularity of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more have exponentially gained popularity over the last decade. These platforms allow us to remain connected with friends…

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

Pregnancy Leave (Maternity Leave) Basic Entitlement Pregnant employees are entitled to take up to 17 weeks of unpaid leave of absence (in some cases it may be longer) if they…

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…