Workers’ Compensation & Return to Work

Accommodation of a Medical Disability under Workers’ Compensation Law Human Rights Law The issue of the duty to accommodate a medical disability has been reviewed in a previous post. In brief, this obligation requires the employer to consider the nature of the employee’s medical disability and accommodate or adjust the work environment with proper regard […]

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Workplace Privacy Issues

Use of workplace computer equipment It has now become quite common for an employer to place restrictions on the use of the company’s information technology (IT), including computers, smartphones, and other electronics that employees may receive in order to carry out their duties Typically, any restrictions on use are outlined directly in an employment agreement, […]

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Tax Issues in Employment Cases

The issue of how damages for wrongful dismissal or constructive dismissal are treated for the purposes of taxes can be complicated and important. The Default Setting Generally speaking, a claim for lost income for the “notice period” and also payment of the minimum statutory sums will not only be taxable, but also will require the […]

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Reprisal Remedy by Statute

Ontario has certain statutes (i.e. laws) which provide powerful relief to employees who have been terminated or otherwise adversely treated due to their compliance with the terms of statute. The term used to describe this is “reprisal”. OHSA One such example is the Occupational Health and Safety Act which creates reporting requirements of unsafe working […]

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