Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Facing Increased Delays

Workers facing discrimination or harassment at work have long had the remedy of bringing a complaint before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). When an employer fails to adequately accommodate a protected issue, such as a disability, or if the employer engages in discriminatory practices based on age, race, gender or similar issues, the […]

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Ontario Teachers Seek Workplace Safety Orders

As the start of the school year nears, many parents, students and teachers remain concerned over the safety challenges of implementing the provincial plan for elementary and high schools. Ontario teachers, through various teacher’s unions, are calling for the Ministry of Labour to issue various workplace safety orders to ensure a number of safety standards […]

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One Bad Apple Spoils the Bunch: Employment Contracts

Employment contracts by nature address a number of different factors relating to employment, from sick days to vacation and overtime pay to performance management, compensation and an employee’s rights upon termination. When one clause is found to be invalid, courts have often held that the offending term can be lifted out, leaving the rest of […]

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