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Can A Release Bar An Employee’s Human Rights Complaint?

The question is whether an employer can protect itself from human rights complaints by having the dismissed employee sign a release?
Pot Use in the Workplace

Year in Review: The most significant developments in Canadian employment law in 2017

We have done our best to identify the developments in 2017 that we think had, or will have, the most significant impact upon Canadian employment law. They are reviewed below, and as usual, we refuse to be limited to a “top 10” format.
Workplace Holiday Party

Holidays in the Workplace

In one of my Canadian HR Law Blog post, I discussed the myriad of issues that can arise in the…

Medical Examination and Workplace Law

When can an employer ask for an independent medical examination?

The Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed that in certain circumstances, it is reasonable for an employer to demand an…

Award for Sexual Harassment Victim

The same conduct may ground an award of damages for sexual harassment and moral damages

Earlier this month, we wrote a blog post on the Weinstein scandal and sexual harassment. In that blog post, Stuart…

Too Old To Be A Pilot?

How old is too old (to be a pilot)?

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is holding a new hearing into whether Air Canada discriminated against pilots by forcing them…

Frustration of Contract

Frustration of Contract

In one of my First Reference Talks blog post, I discuss a topic that continues to "frustrate" employers as we…

Discrimination in the Workplace

Workplace Harassment and Discrimination: Looking at the Allegations Against Canada’s Spy Agency

You have probably seen this in the news – five employees have filed a $35-million lawsuit against the Canadian Security…

Charlottetown, PEI

Efficiency can’t trump safety

Candace Carnahan gave an inspiring speech in Charlottetown This week, I was fortunate enough to be invited to Charlottetown in…