Harassment in the Workplace: Rights and Obligations

Not everyone loves going to their place of work every day. Maybe the commute is too long, or the air conditioner is always set extremely high, requiring bulky sweaters in July. But what happens when the source of the discomfort comes from negative comments, mistreatment or even harassment from coworkers? What is a person’s recourse […]

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The Duty to Accommodate a Medical Disability

Accommodation under Human Rights Law The issue of accommodation is a cornerstone of human rights law. Although its application is often applied to disability issues in the workplace, this duty to accommodate applies to all human rights issues. Duty to Accommodate to the Point of Undue Hardship Take for example a job advertisement which states […]

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Marijuana in the Workplace

Marijuana in the Workplace The use of medical marijuana in an employment setting raises a conflict between the employee’s right to be protected from actions taken due to a medical condition and/or disability and the employer’s right and, indeed, its obligation to ensure a safe workplace to its staff. Medical Disability Human rights law has […]

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Medical Issues on Termination of Employment

  There are many issues to be considered in assessing a settlement offer on termination. One such issue is the health of the person who has been fired. Ontario law requires every employer to continue health and insurance benefits for a minimum statutory time period following termination. The minimum period after three months is one […]

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