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Duty to Investigate Workplace Issues Many employers will be aware of the need to investigate allegations of workplace human rights abuses. The duty to investigate is, however, not one limited…

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Wrongful Dismissal A fundamental proposition of employment law, as discussed in the most recent post, is to provide fair notice of termination. This principle will allow a terminated employee to…

Understanding Employment Law

Employment law principles start with a deceptively simple concept: in every employment agreement, there is an implied term that the employer must provide reasonable advance notice of termination, absent just…

Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms That Terminated Employee is Entitled to Deferred Portions of His Bonus

The Court of Appeal recently found that a terminated employee was entitled to deferred portions of his bonus, that would have vested after the end of his reasonable notice period,…

Tribunal Finds Former Costco Employee Who Swore at Customer Was Appropriately Dismissed for Cause

Tribunal Finds Former Costco Employee Who Swore at Customer Was Appropriately Dismissed for Cause After a legal battle that has lasted almost two years, the British Columbia Employment Standards Tribunal…

Addressing Workplace Harassment on Parliament Hill

The #metoo movement and the receny resignation of several high-level Canadian politicians, including Patrick Brown (the former PC Leader in Ontario) and Kent Hehr (the former federal Sport and Disabilities…

Legal practitioners should take their own advice and seek legal representation for employment matters

Most lawyers would be quick to warn a self-represented litigant of the dangers associated with representing themselves in court, especially in a matter as personal and emotional as wrongful dismissal.…

Improved Workplace Harassment and Violence Framework for Federal Employees

With all the allegations of sexual harassment in Hollywood coming to light this past month, the timing of Bill C-65 could not be more fitting. On November 7, 2017, the…

What Can Immigration Officers Review When I Am At The Canadian Border?

Travelling through Canadian borders can induce anxiety for some travellers. With security screening a top priority for agencies like the Canada Border Services Agency (‘CBSA’), understandably travellers may become increasingly…