Employer Ordered to Pay $60,000 in Moral Damages After Firing Woman Who was Sexually Harassed

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld an award of $60,000 that a lower court granted to an employee for the manner in which she had been dismissed after she made a complaint of sexual harassment. What Happened? The employee in question, Ms. Doyle, had worked for the employer, Zochem Inc. (a manufacturer of zinc […]

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Ministry of Labour Releases Results of Most Recent Blitz Against Serial ESA Violators

The Ministry of Labour has published the results of its most recent “blitz” against employers who have repeatedly violated the Employment Standards Act (ESA). What is a Ministry of Labour Blitz? Ministry of Labour Employment Standards Officers (ESO’s) regularly visit employers across the province to ensure compliance with fundamental ESA standards, such as record keeping, […]

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OHRC Releases Policy on Medical Documentation in Disability-Related Accommodation Requests

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has just released a policy statement on the type of medical information that should be expected by employers, and should be provided by employees in a situation where a disability related accommodate request is made by an employee. Duty to Accommodate Under the province’s Human Rights Code, employers and […]

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Former Employee Awarded $24,000 for Discrimination in the Workplace

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) recently awarded $24,200 to a former employee who was subjected to anti-Semitic slurs in the workplace and dismissed in a discriminatory fashion. The Background The employee in question (the applicant) alleged that he was subjected to anti-Semitic slurs, and that his Jewish ancestry and creed were factors in […]

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