Laid-off Ontario workers fight employers claiming constructive dismissal over emergency leave program – Toronto Star
Stuart answers questions about severance packages in this article from the Toronto Star.
Judge rules layoff due to COVID was actually constructive dismissal — opening the door for a ‘huge number’ of laid-off workers to sue their employers – Toronto Star
A recent ruling by an Ontario judge confirmed what some employment lawyers have been saying for more than a year — that many businesses may have actually constructively dismissed their employees when enacting temporary layoffs, putting themselves on the hook…
Toronto Star: What are your rights as you return to work in the middle of a pandemic? We asked two employment lawyers
We’ll take you through some of your legally defined choices that may arise due to COVID-19 if you’re subjected to temporary layoff, or you’re unable to work, or your employer is restarting operations and calls you back to work. And…
Toronto Star: Thousands of businesses may be breaking the law when they lay off employees, expert says
Toronto employment lawyer Stuart Rudner told the Star that many businesses don’t have the right to lay their employees off, and he thinks there may be a wave of wrongful dismissal lawsuits in the coming weeks or months.
Toronto Star: U-Haul is refusing to hire smokers. Can Canadian companies do the same?
Stuart Rudner, an employment lawyer based in Toronto, explained that in Canada, employers are forbidden under the Human Rights Act to discriminate against applicants based on race, sex and disability, among other provisions.
The Toronto Star: Employers must take the lead in the opioid crisis at work
Recently, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that in 2018 one life was lost every two hours in relation to opioids. Most of those deaths happened in British Columbia and Ontario, but the crisis has affected every part of…
Toronto Star: Hidden camera shocks labour federation staff
Natalie is quoted in the Toronto Star regarding employee rights to privacy regarding the hidden camera found in an exit sign at the Ontario Federation of Labour.
Toronto Star: Documents contradict CHL stance on junior players amid lawsuit
Stuart is quoted in a Toronto Star investigation into whether the Canadian Hockey League treats Junior players as employees, despite contrary public statements by league officials.