Information About Legally Speaking
- Discipline at Work in Ontario
Being fired or getting terminated for “just cause” is only one form of discipline available to Ontario employers. Often, though, termination for cause is too harsh in the circumstances and therefore not available as an option. It is important for both employees and employers to understand what other … Read more »
- Age Discrimination and Forced Retirement
Currently, there are approximately 1.5 million older persons in Ontario. By the year 2021, Ontario will be home to three million people over the age of 65. Older workers make a valuable contribution to this province every day. The Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code“) states that it is public polic … Read more »
- Shifting Balance Between Privacy and Openness in the Tribunal World of Justice
Public access to court proceedings is the normal practice in Court proceedings to the justice system (courts and tribunals) as it ensures justice is administered in a fair manner, in accordance with the principle of freedom of expression, found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. However, until r … Read more »
- When Can a Resignation be Retracted?
Do you know someone who tendered their resignation and then had second thoughts? Maybe they did so in anger, or based on illness or circumstances changed. You may wonder: when can a resignation be retracted? Here you will find the answer to that and we will look at what the courts consider when maki … Read more »
- Employee, Independent Contractor or something in between?
As an employment law lawyer, one of the most common issues I face is confusion from clients over whether they are (or a particular worker is) an “employee,” or “independent contractor.” It is important to understand how workers are classified, and what that means for them in terms of rate of pay, be … Read more »