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- Can Employees go on Strike in Ontario?
Collective bargaining is the negotiation process between a union and an employer to reach a collective agreement. Going on strike can be a way to increase pressure on the employer, giving the union leverage in the negotiations. This article looks at the circumstances in which unionized employees ma … Read more »
- Don’t Stay Incognito – Remedies are Available for Sexual Harassment
Reports of sexual harassment in an employment environment have become far too common. Unnecessary physical contact, sexual jokes or comments about physical appearance are unacceptable. There are various options available for employees to seek remedies for sexual harassment in the workplace in Ontari … Read more »
- Does Your Sick Leave Policy Comply With the Collective Agreement?
If a unionized employer develops a policy that is inconsistent with the relevant collective agreement, the union may challenge it through the grievance arbitration process. This can be costly and force changes to the policy. For example, policies relating to sick leave and measures taken to accommod … Read more »
- Court Offers Another Warning to Employers to Take Care When Dismissing Employees Without Cause
If an employer terminates an employee without cause in the wrong way, they could end up on the hook for aggravated and/or punitive damages. This not only harms the employer’s financial position but also damages its reputation, potentially making it more difficult to attract top talent. Courts in Ont … Read more »
- Choice of Forum in Human Rights Cases in a Unionized Context
Under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”), every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination on the basis of listed protected grounds. These include race, place of origin, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family status a … Read more »