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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Bringing an Employment Claim in Small Claims Court

Court System Generally Ontario’s legal system allows for cases to be started in Superior Court at different levels of complexity depending on the amount claimed by the plaintiff. Superior Court cases allow for a process known as “Simplified Rules” for claims up to $100,000. These cases have limits on the time spent for discovery and […]

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Federal Human Rights Award for Sexual Harassment

A Hamilton woman has recovered a damages award for sexual harassment against the Canada Revenue Agency. The complainant had worked for over 30 years as an appeals officer at the CRA Office in Hamilton. It was found that her immediate supervisor had sexually harassed her both at the workplace and on evenings and weekends away […]

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Articling Student Wins Aggravated Damages Award

One would expect that a law firm would be well versed in how to treat its employees fairly and respectfully. Like many cases in employment law, many employers fall short of this standard. When the employer is a law firm, it attracts unnecessary attention to the case, particularly one which has attracted an award of […]

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