New Protection Given to Sexual Harassment Victim

The Ontario Superior Court has granted a unique right to a woman who had complained of inappropriate touching and sexual harassment. The Context The female employee had brought the alleged offensive action to the attention of the employer, which, in turn, terminated the employment of the wrongdoer. This person sued the employer for wrongful dismissal […]

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Obesity as Grounds for a Human Rights Complaint

Ontario law protects individuals against adverse action due to a medical disability. The first issue with respect to this question of obesity is whether the person has a medical problem which has caused the condition of obesity. Ontario law requires this as a first step to substantiate a claim as the statute requires this. The […]

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Employment Insurance & Termination Claims

Most people are aware of their right to apply for E.I. benefits on termination of employment. The issue of E.I., however, has other complications for a claim based on unfair termination of employment. The Basics To be eligible, the individual must be terminated “not for cause” and have the necessary eligible number of hours of […]

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Parental Leave & E.I.

New E.I. Rules The Federal Government has announced changes to the rights of parents to Employment Insurance benefits which will now be effective in mid- March 2019. Parents whose children are born or adopted after March 17, 2019 will be eligible for the new benefits. Such parents will be then be entitled to five additional […]

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