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  • What is undue hardship?October 19, 2018

    The right to accommodation at work in Canada is not absolute. Employers can terminate or suspend disabled employees. Employers only have an obligation to accommodate disabled employees up to “undue hardship”. Thus, the question becomes, what is undue hardship? Undue hardship is a fluid, case-by-case … Read more »

  • Q&A: Sharing liability of workplace parties for OHS violationsOctober 18, 2018

    In this conference Q&A, we address the legal liability of each workplace party regarding a safe and healthy workplace. In partnership with Stringer LLP, First Reference Inc. hosted the 19th Annual Employment Law Conference on June 12, 2018, where we discussed the latest legal developments including … Read more »

  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodeskOctober 18, 2018

    Articles may require login credentials to HRinfodesk. Adding four new prohibited grounds of discrimination On September 26, 2018, a private member’s Bill 35, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2018 was tabled in legislature to add four new prohibited grounds of discrimination in Ontario’s Human Rights … Read more »

  • Preparing for the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada: What employers should knowOctober 17, 2018

    After a number of stops and starts, the recreational use of cannabis will be legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. On that date, the federal government’s Cannabis Act comes into force, ushering in a new regulatory model for the possession and use of certain types of cannabis. At the same time, provin … Read more »

  • “Cowboy” employer ordered to pay aggravated damages for bad faith terminationOctober 17, 2018

    In this case, the Plaintiff brought a claim for wrongful dismissal and aggravated damages on account of how he was treated before and during the termination. In a recent case titled Lalonde v. Sena Solid Waste Holdings Inc. 2017 ABQB 374, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench considered whether failing … Read more »