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- Medical Cannabis and Safety-Sensitive Jobs: Where can Employers Draw the Line?
Much legal ink has been spilled over the past year about the impact of cannabis legalization on the workplace (see our overview here). At the end of the day, however, the basic rules of the game have not changed. Employees still cannot expect to attend at work while intoxicated. Employers can still … Read more »
- Ontario superior court confirms that frustration of contract is a two-way street
The legal doctrine of frustration of contract is well known to employment lawyers but its application is not all that intuitive to the average employer or employee. In the recent case of Hoekstra v. Rehability Occupational Therapy Inc., 2019 ONSC 562, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was asked … Read more »
- Not Much to “Like”: Lessons from an Anti-Social Work Environment
Social media platforms moderate user-posted content to protect us from offensive, disturbing and sometimes criminal content. This process, however, is not always automatic. It often relies upon the efforts of individual workers to act as gatekeepers, keeping undesirable content at bay. Facebook enga … Read more »
- Termination clause update: New developments concerning benefit continuation and just cause language
We are not long into 2019 and yet one thing already seems clear – the law concerning employment contract termination clauses will continue to be the focus of a great deal of litigation in Ontario. In just the past few months alone, new decisions from the Superior Court have helped to advance the law … Read more »
- Storing pornography on a work-issued laptop not “serious enough” to be cause for dismissal
Tagg Industries v. Rieder serves as a useful reminder of the importance of proving (and communicating to employees) a termination for cause, as well as the high threshold that employers must meet in such circumstances. In this case, the company sued a former employee (that it allegedly fired for cau … Read more »
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