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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…

Disability Leave & Frustration of Contract: When do the Two Intersect?

Disability leaves happen and the reality is that they are difficult to manage, both for employees and employers. Unfortunately, communication often breaks down in these situations and it then becomes…

Work, Weed & Gummy Bears: Know Your Rights!

With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, including the upcoming legalization of edible cannabis products, cannabis users have more and more questions about the use of weed in the…

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…