Who doesn’t wait for their ‘pay stub’ or ‘pay slip’. What was once a printed sheet of paper has become electronic for many, but the significance and importance of the pay stub cannot be understated. There are laws not just against not paying employees, there are laws about recording how much is paid...Read More
The trouble with trying to explain ‘employee misconduct’ is simple: few people actually understand what misconduct is. Is an inability to complete all your work during the day misconduct? Is sending p...Read More
Facebook is finding itself at the centre of a furore about enabling discrimination in hiring. Allegations that its ad platform lets employers exclude people from recruitment processes have rocked not just Facebook but the wider digital recruitment space.
Facebook’s job adver... Read More
‘Can I take back my resignation letter?’ That’s been a question for the ages for both employees and employers in Ontario. Over the years Ontario courts have tried to forge a path of certainty, however, resignation remains a subjective part of employment law Ontario. Typically, to asses if a resig...Read More
Workplace harassment has been recognized as a serious concern by the government. In fact, the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act mandates that employers must investigate suspected harassment. And no wonder, Statistics Canada’s figures of 19% of women and 13% of men experiencing w...Read More
Wrongful dismissal, oftentimes referred to as unfair dismissal, is an area of employment law that is not readily understood. There are many reasons for this. While it sounds obvious, not every termination matter involves a wrongful dismissal element. Also, many people don’t appreciate that they are ...Read More
One in five Canadians experiences mental health problems every year according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. And workplace stress is one of the biggest contributors to this statistic.
Did you know 1 in 4 Canadians leaves his/ her job because of stress? Still more conside... Read More
To the Employee, A sudden termination or dismissal is probably your worst nightmare. “Why did I get fired? What do I do now?” You may feel frustrated. You may wish to seek legal advice. You may want to go to Court. While this is your personal choice, your res...Read More
A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal has shed light on “re-victimization” those who have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace. It is a shocking tale of a company that fired, and then re-hired, a man against whom there were credible sexual harassment complaints. This case, Read More
The equal pay act – three simple words that hope to cure decades of income inequality based on gender. For the longest time, ‘equal pay’ symbolized women being paid less than men for the same work. Today, the equal pay act Canada covers a changed social context – and protects men, women and the gend...Read More