Can Benefits be Automatically Denied to Employees Over 65?

A recent Human Rights Tribunal decision will have a significant impact on the rights of older workers. The case involved a school teacher who received health, dental and life insurance benefits from his employer, the Grand Erie District School Board. The employer then terminated these benefits once the teacher reached the age of 65. The […]

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Cognitive Disabilities & the Duty to Accommodate

Human rights law requires an employer to accommodate an employee with a disability. It is very clear that disability includes a mental disability as well as physical. Does this then raise the issue as to what exactly is such a disability? Generally speaking, most physical impediments are quite evident and are typically accompanied by a […]

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An Update on Small Claims Court

In a recent post, we reviewed the merits of suing an employer in Small Claims Court. The good news is that the monetary cap of Small Claims Court is set to increase from the present level of $25,000 to $35,000 as of January 1, 2020. If you are considering bringing an employment action in Small […]

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Cannabis in the Workplace: An Update

In prior posts, we reviewed the issues surrounding the legalization of cannabis and its impact on the workplace. There have been changes to what is legal consumption of cannabis as of October of this year, specifically as of October 17, 2019. Three new classes of cannabis have now become street legal. They are: Products that […]

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