New Federal “Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations” Come into Force

On January 1, 2021, the Federal Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations (the “Regulation”) and corresponding changes to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) under  Bill-65 came into force.  The Regulations outline the essential elements of a workplace harassment and violence prevention policy, as well as the procedures that must be in place to respond to incidents of harassment and […]

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New Laws for Federal Employees Coming Soon

The Canada Labour Code (the “Code“) regulates businesses under federal jurisdiction such as television and radio stations, inter-provincial trucking companies, railroads, banks and the federal government itself. The employment of roughly 11% of Ontario’s workers falls within the scope of federal law. A number of important changes are due to come into effect soon, dealing […]

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Significant Damages of $200,000 for Reprisal and Assault in Termination Case

 A recent Ontario Superior Court decision has added more fuel to the fire of cases in which substantial damages have been awarded, over and above the normal severance claim. In this instance, once again, the employer could have easily reduced the damage award had it taken prompt and fair steps to investigate and act to […]

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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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