Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations There are many circumstances mandating an investigation of workplace issues, including allegations of harassment, discrimination, vandalism, or a safety issue. Employees should be aware that employers are obligated to conduct investigations in certain circumstances, and should understand the basic ins and outs of such investigations. Human Rights In any case alleging a human […]

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Employer’s Hard Hat Policy Holds Up Against Religious Discrimination Claim

The line between religious freedom and occupational heath and safety can be a blurry one, as evidenced in a recent Quebec Superior Court decision where three Sikh men (the employees) brought a claim against their employer who would not allow them to work without hard hats on. A new policy and a refusal to comply […]

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Regional Municipality of Waterloo Fined $50,000 After Exposure of Workers to Asbestos

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo was recently fined $50,000 after pleading guilty to failing to provide a worker with required information about materials that contain asbestos, contrary to the municipalities obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). What Happened? Eight workers were exposed to asbestos while working on a construction project at the […]

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