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Do it right or don’t do it at all

Do it right or don’t do it at all

The Court of Appeal of Ontario revisits termination clauses Over the last few years, we…

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The Hidden Risks of Fixed-Term Contracts of Employment

The Hidden Risks of Fixed-Term Contracts of Employment

In one of my blog post for First Reference Talks, I discussed the often misguided…

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Bus driver fired after police caught her using her cellphone while behind the wheel

Bus driver fired after police caught her using her cellphone while behind the wheel

Just Cause for Dismissal? This Fall, a daycare bus driver in Surrey, BC was fired…

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When can an employer ask for an independent medical examination?

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…

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

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.…

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If It Looks Like a Duck, Quacks Like a Duck…

If It Looks Like a Duck, Quacks Like a Duck…

Just because you call yourself a contractor, or you treat your worker as one, does…

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Will a termination clause be enforceable or will it be thrown out by the courts?

Will a termination clause be enforceable or will it be thrown out by the courts?

Farah v EODC Inc. Will a termination clause be enforceable or will it be thrown…

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After Weinstein scandal, sexual harassment can no longer be seen as ‘cost of doing business’

After Weinstein scandal, sexual harassment can no longer be seen as ‘cost of doing business’

My social media feed has been filled with stories about Harvey Weinstein and the sexual…

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How old is 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…

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The fork in the road: after-acquired cause for dismissal

The fork in the road: after-acquired cause for dismissal

In Canada, employers can dismiss employees in one of two ways: with cause or without…

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A look at discipline and dismissal

A look at discipline and dismissal

An individual's response when confronted with allegations of misconduct is a critical factor On Saturday,…

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Don’t Make Assumptions About Employer Rights

Don’t Make Assumptions About Employer Rights

Unfortunately, we are often consulted by employers that entirely misunderstand the nature of the employment…

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