New Federal “Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations” Come into Force

On January 1, 2021, the Federal Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations (the “Regulation”) and corresponding changes to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) under  Bill-65 came into force.  The Regulations outline the essential elements of a workplace harassment and violence prevention policy, as well as the procedures that must be in place to respond to incidents of harassment and […]

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Supreme Court of Canada Awards Constructively Dismissed Employee $1.1 Million Bonus

Last week, we wrote about a case in which the court found that a termination clause failed to consider bonus entitlements. Last fall, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision that centred on a similar issue, in which it had to decide whether a constructively dismissed employee was entitled to a $1.1 million bonus under the […]

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Court Weighs in on Federally-Regulated Employee’s Termination Clause

Unlike most employment disputes in Ontario, disputes related to a federally-regulated employee are commonly adjudicated by a tribunal pursuant to the Canada Labour Code. As a result, it is uncommon that a provincial court has the opportunity to consider issues relating to this specific area of employment law. However, the Ontario Superior Court recently had […]

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Labour Arbitration Allows Employer to Mandate COVID-19 Testing

Just last week, we wrote a blog speculating on an employer’s right to mandate vaccinations against COVID-19 for employees and staff. Considering a balance of an employer’s obligation to provide a safe workplace with an employee’s right to human rights protections, we concluded that the issue presents a fine line; one that courts would have […]

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