Ontario Superior Court Recognizes New Tort of Harassment

New Tort of Harassment The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Merrifield v A-G Canada has received much attention in the employment bar as it approved for the first time a tort claim for “harassment”. For reasons which follow, the decision will likely have modest impact on the employment law remedies. Further, given […]

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Employee Sues for Hiring of Past Sexual Abuser

Employee Fired Due to Hiring of Past Sexual Abuser The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Colistro vs Tbaytel and the City of Thunder Bay provides an interesting review of the issues of constructive dismissal, sexual harassment and damages for the breach of the obligation of good faith, albeit in a very unusual […]

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Google Fires Employee Who Wrote Memo In Defense Of Gender Stereotypes

In a case making headlines globally, Google engineer James Damore who wrote and distributed the now infamous memo titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” was fired by the Silicon Valley tech giant on Monday. . The Memo Parts of the ten-page memo, which was subtitled, “How bias clouds our thinking about diversity and inclusion”, argue that […]

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Man Terminated While Jailed Is Able To Keep His Job

A New Brunswick judge has ruled that a man who missed four months of work after being jailed for impaired driving can keep his job. A seventh impaired driving conviction leads to jail time The employee damaged a road sign while driving on November 11, 2015 and fled the scene. The next day he received […]

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