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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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Asleep At The Wheel: Why A Dozing Employee Received One Restless Slumber

This case is another in a long list of cautionary tales where employers have been penalized for acting hastily and failing to conduct an investigation before dismissing an employee for alleged misconduct.
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Mental Health Week – Mental Health and the Workplace

As employment lawyers, we see every day the impact that mental health has on the Canadian workplace.
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Highs and Lows: Cannabis Legalization Doesn’t Mean You Can Be High at Work

Employees: do not confuse the change in criminal laws with any change at work; they are two very different concepts and showing up high at work could cost you your job.
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2019 Global Law Experts Annual Awards

Stuart and the team at Rudner Law are honoured to have been chosen for the Canadian Employment Law Firm of the Year for 2019 in the 2019 Global Law Experts Annual Awards.
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No Shakes Please, We’re British: Determining Appropriate Conduct in the Workplace

While certain behaviours are clearly never acceptable in the workplace, there may be a new culprit on the no-no list: handshakes.
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Not Every Breach of Contract is Cause for Dismissal

Not every breach of an employment contract permits an employer to terminate the contract and dismiss the employee without notice. That is particularly true where the breach relates, effectively, to performance.
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Seasons Change and So Do Employment Laws: What You Need To Know About April’s Bill 66

As we still work to digest the changes brought about by Bill 148 and Bill 47, we also have Bill 66, which was passed earlier in April.
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Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario: No Authority to Award Costs to a Successful Party

In the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, there is no authority to award costs to a successful party, no matter how frivolous the other party's position may have been.
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But First, Let Me Take A Selfie: Why One New York Teacher Is Fighting Back

Employers cannot discriminate based on sex or gender, and so they should be implementing policies that are balanced and in line with current best practices.
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Stop the Clock: Mediation and Limitation Periods

If you’re thinking about starting a claim and the deadline to file your suit may run out before you decide, entering into a mediation agreement could buy you some time.
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Bad Faith in the Course of Dismissal: “The Damages Formerly Known as Wallace” are Still Relevant

If an employee can prove bad faith conduct by an employer in the manner of a dismissal, then the employee may be entitled to bad faith/moral damages.
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Hollywood in the Aftermath of the #MeToo Movement

It’s now 2019, and while Me Too is part of our vocabulary now, you may not hear it every day. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still making news.
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