COVID-19 and the Workplace

Whether you are an employer or an employee, this unprecedented set of circumstances has raised a lot of difficult questions. If you are unsure of your rights and obligations, we are here to help.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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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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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Fired From Job With Cause

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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Forgiveness in the Workplace

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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Temporary Layoff

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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Before You Quit

Giving Notice

There are more than a few things to consider before walking out the door Perhaps…

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Knowing You Are Going To Lose Your Job

“I Saw the Sign” – How to Know Your Job is in Danger

At Rudner Law, we meet with many people shortly after they have lost their jobs.…

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Frustration of Contract

Frustration of Contract

In one of my First Reference Talks blog post, I discuss a topic that continues…

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References for Former Employees

There’s No Reason Not to Give a Reference

As I stated in my recent Canadian HR Law blog post, in the vast majority…

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Employee Fraud

After-Acquired Cause for Dismissal: What Employers Don’t Know Might Help Them

EMPLOYERS: Imagine that you dismiss an employee on without cause basis, perhaps as part of…

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Workplace Investigation

Investigating just cause

Some form of investigation should be undertaken before summary dismissal is imposed In recent years,…

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White supremacists carry a shield and Confederate flag as they arrive at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

What do you do if your employee is ‘one of them’?

In almost all cases, you will be able to terminate the relationship The recent events…

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