Employee Terminated After Voicing Concerns Over COVID-19 Safety Issues

In a British Columbia decision, an employee’s complaint was dismissed after he claimed he was fired for not showing up to work due to COVID-19 concerns. Employee Refuses to Go to Work Due to COVID-19 Concerns The employee began his employment with the employer as a bartender on December 26, 2020.   Although the employee was […]

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Employee Awarded $170,000 by Human Rights Tribunal for Sexual Harassment and Assault

In a 2020 ruling, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal awarded an employee $170,000 for sexual harassment and assault, which was above and beyond the $100,000 she sought in her application. Employee Files Complaint for Sexual Harassment and Assault The employee worked as a care worker for the employer, who operates a series of group homes […]

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New COVID-19 Safety Measures for City of Toronto Employers and Businesses

On January 4, 2021, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health published a Letter of Instruction to all employers in the City of Toronto permitted to be open under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, requiring them to take additional measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, pursuant to s. 2(2) of Schedule 1 to Ontario […]

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Ontario Court Awards Discretionary Bonus to Terminated Employee As Integral Part of Compensation

We have previously written about a 2020 Supreme Court of Canada decision in which the Court decided that a constructively dismissed employee was entitled to a $1.1 million bonus under his employer’s incentive plan. In a more recent Ontario decision, the court held that an employee was entitled to a bonus following termination, despite the […]

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