Phase 2 in Ontario & How CERB Benefits Might be Treated in Employment Lawsuits

Before addressing Phase 2 reopenings and the question of how CERB benefits will impact employment awards in future lawsuits, first we will review a few updates affecting employees in Ontario as a result of COVID-19. What’s new? Well quite a lot, actually. For those people ending EI benefits, whether for regular EI or sickness, you […]

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COVID-19 Updates & Frustration of Employment Contracts

Ontario has announced that the present emergency status throughout the province will likely continue through to June 2. Schools presently remain closed until May 31. The Province has also stated that the process of re-opening businesses and services will come in three stages. Stage one was announced on Thursday, May 14, and will take effect […]

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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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Tape Recording Workplace Discussions

It has become very easy to tape record discussions with a click of the smartphone. Many people think it is a good way to prove workplace abuse or a hostile work environment. Is This Legal? This discussion should start, but not conclude with the Criminal Code. It is certainly criminal conduct to tape record a […]

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