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- The legal right to disconnect
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we live, work, and play. With more people working from home and children completing school remotely, there has been a considerable blurring of boundaries between work and home. These factors are reigniting the discussion on whether employees should have … Read more »
- How effective are your systems of governance, risk, and control/compliance (GRC)?
The majority of internal audit functions perform a variety of audits every year and provide an opinion (ideally) or at least a list of risk-ranked weaknesses (far less than ideally) on the scope of each audit. Continue reading How effective are your systems of governance, risk, and control/complianc … Read more »
- If the employer alleges just cause but fails to prove it, can they then rely on the not for cause clause?
In Humphrey v Mene (2021 ONSC 2539), the Employer first alleged just cause but withdrew the allegation before trial. The court found that the Employer had so mistreated the Plaintiff that their behaviour disentitled the Defendant from relying upon the Without Cause Termination Clause. Continue readi … Read more »
- Old age and the duty to mitigate loss
Employment lawyers spend a lot of time thinking about age. A worker’s age can have a myriad of implications, ranging from available training opportunities to the impact of different generational norms. Age is also frequently a focus in wrongful dismissal litigation. The seminal decision of Bardal v. … Read more »
- Human rights exemptions to mandatory COVID vaccine policies
A mandatory COVID vaccine policy must exempt those who qualify for an exemption for medical reasons or because of creed under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Continue reading Human rights exemptions to mandatory COVID vaccine policies … Read more »