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  • Mitigation Income and Wrongful Dismissal Damages – The Court of Appeal Muddies the WatersJuly 18, 2017

    The Wrongful Dismissal – What Happened? Esther Brake worked for McDonald’s for over twenty-five years, first in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, and then as a restaurant manager in Ottawa. She had received nothing but excellent reviews for years, but in 2011 she was suddenly told her performance was inade … Read more »

  • Protected species? Considering rights associated with pregnancy and parental leave in the event of redundancyJuly 18, 2017

    When an organisation is considering making redundancies, it is important to consider whether employees who are pregnant or on parental leave are afforded any special protections under Australian law. Both the Fair Work Act 2009 and anti-discrimination legislation include provisions particularly rela … Read more »

  • Toronto firefighters in hot water over vulgar tweetsJuly 17, 2017

    Two Toronto firefighters found themselves fighting to get their jobs back after some vulgar tweets on their personal Twitter accounts landed them in hot water. The cases of Matt Bowman and Lawaun Edwards demonstrate the importance of ensuring employees understand the reach of their social media acco … Read more »

  • What impact will Brexit have on UK employment law?July 17, 2017

    As reported on the blog last year, the result of the EU referendum in the UK on 23 June 2016 was that the UK should leave the EU. Since then, formal notice of withdrawal was served on 29 March 2017 which means that the UK’s exit from the EU will take place once agreement is reached but, in any event … Read more »

  • ContractorCheck Canada AppJuly 14, 2017

    Employee or contractor? The ContractorCheck Canada application (App) is a practical tool developed by the Norton Rose Fulbright employment and labour team. It is designed to help employers accurately determine the status of their workforces and whether they should be considered contractors or employ … Read more »