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- Smokers need not apply: can Ontario employers refuse to hire nicotine users?
U-Haul’s new policyAs of February 1, 2020, U-Haul no longer hires nicotine users in 21 of the US states in which it operates. The company, which employs over 30,000 people across the US and Canada, announced this new policy late last year. In the affected jurisdictions, U-Haul will now ask about nic … Read more »
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Ontario Employers Should Know
For the past two months, the attention of the world has been fixed on Wuhan, China, as the epicentre of a new respiratory virus. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” by the World Health Organization and as of February 8, 2020, … Read more »
- Food for thought: do employers need to accommodate ethical veganism in the workplace?
The Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) protects employees from discrimination in the workplace based on one (or more) of its protected grounds, which include disability, age, creed, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It further places a positive obligation on Ontario employers to reasonabl … Read more »
- Q&A: Employment Law for Locally-Engaged Staff of Embassies and Consulates in Canada
Q&A is a recurring series on the Vey Willetts LLP blog. The aim is to provide quick answers to questions we commonly encounter in our day-to-day practice of employment law. In this edition, we focus on how employment law applies to foreign embassies and consulates that engage Canadian citizens and p … Read more »
- Love at work: considerations for employers in managing office romances
Office romances are nothing new. Many people have, and will likely continue, to meet their partners at work. In recent months, however, and in the wake of the #MeToo movement, office relationships have become something of a hot topic. As widely reported in the media, McDonald’s CEO was fired for hav … Read more »