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  • Employer Liability Post #MeToo

    Post #MeToo we have more and more dialogue about sexual harassment and sexual assault. There has been significant discussion in the areas of what constitutes consent and the power imbalances that exist in the workplace. For those reasons, some employers prohibit intimate contact between employees. E … Read more »

  • How to Avoid Constructive Dismissals

    Now, more than ever, businesses are modifying and evolving in order to keep up with changes in social and industry trends, work environments, office locations, and the economy.  Generally, your business evolving is a good thing and means you’re doing well but major changes to the organization of you … Read more »

  • The Education Worker Strike: A Primer on Constitutionally-Protected Labour Laws

    An Unprecedented Legislative Move This week, Bill 28 was repealed and the collective bargaining model in Ontario stands. Why was it such a big legal deal?   The recent strike by education workers in Ontario made headlines for reasons beyond the usual disruption to parents’ and kids’ everyday lives. … Read more »

  • Employers: There’s no need to record employee termination meetings

    An employer recently asked whether it would be helpful for them to record a sensitive employee termination meeting and, more broadly, whether this is a recommended practice for routine terminations. In this particular case, the logistics of having a second person attend as a witness were tricky, and … Read more »

  • The Importance of Being Honest and Sensitive: The $50k+ Moral and Punitive Damage Award

    Employers may want to reassess how they terminate their employees and the timeframe and manner through which they provide their employees with their termination-related entitlements. Pohl v Hudson’s Bay Company, 2022 ONSC 5230, a recent Ontario decision, demonstrates, amongst other things, what a co … Read more »