Rights of Federally Regulated Employees

Employees who are employed in industries covered by federal law have a unique remedy under the Canada Labour Code. Federal law applies to persons working in businesses such as inter-provincial transportation, television or radio broadcasting, banks, public harbours, and the federal government, to name a few examples. Approximately 11% of Ontario’s work force is governed […]

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Former HR Director sues CBC, alleging wrongful dismissal & conspiracy to terminate

Serena Thadani-Anthony, former Executive Director of HR at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), has filed a wrongful dismissal claim against her ex-employer. This is one of four pending wrongful dismissal cases involving the CBC and reveals serious conflict and infighting at the corporation in the months following the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. The Claim Thadani-Anthony served as […]

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No Termination Without Cause for Federally-Regulated Employees

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled 6-3 that employees of federally regulated industries, such as banks, telecommunications, and airlines, are now assured of a job for life unless there is just cause for termination or their position becomes redundant. Wilson v Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29. At common law, non-unionized […]

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