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During this year’s NHL playoffs, an ESPN anchor made a comment about an Indigenous player’s name – not surprisingly, there was immediate backlash.
This update focuses on performance improvement plans and why employers shouldn’t use them in bad faith, just to build a file for dismissal or cut compensation – these are recipes for liability.
In this update, Stuart talks about why an otherwise valid employment contract may not be valid if the employee’s duties and responsibilities have changed – even if their title remains the same.
In this update, Stuart talks about frustration of contract – and to be clear, that doesn’t mean someone is frustrated. Frustration of a contract occurs at law when the circumstances change and it becomes impossible to fulfill.
With cellphones in our pockets, it’s easy to record our day to day interactions. If you get into a situation at work, it might seem like a good idea to record a meeting with your boss or a coworker to help your case. However, Stuart encourages you to be very cautious before deciding to do this.
Stuart has heard people say they’d rather bankrupt a company than pay a plaintiff the severance they’re seeking – but he usually takes this with a big grain of salt. However, in one Alberta case, this is exactly what the company tried.
Whether you’re an employee or an employer, you’ve probably encountered an accommodation situation. Perhaps as an employee, you need some form of accommodation but are unsure as to how to proceed. In this video, Nadia outlines the concept of “duty to accommodate” and talks about an employee’s responsibilities under this duty.
There are some concerns that people should be aware of when thinking about moving to a different location but continuing to work remotely.