The Employment Law Implications of the Whole Foods Poppy Ban

Canadians have been recognizing Remembrance Day, November 11th, by wearing a poppy pin for almost 100 years. In addition to acting as a symbol to recognize the sacrifices of Canada’s veterans, the campaign also raises money each year for the Royal Canadian Legion. The funds raised from the sale of poppy pins go towards providing […]

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Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Facing Increased Delays

Workers facing discrimination or harassment at work have long had the remedy of bringing a complaint before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). When an employer fails to adequately accommodate a protected issue, such as a disability, or if the employer engages in discriminatory practices based on age, race, gender or similar issues, the […]

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The End of CERB & Other COVID Updates

Below, we provide an overview of important employment-related updates across Canada and in Ontario. CERB Ending in September The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program is set to terminate as of the end of September. The Prime Minister has announced that persons in receipt of CERB will, however, be migrated to a new EI system […]

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Human Rights Remedies for Ontario Employees

The present state of emergency was recently extended to July 22nd. There are a host of temporary laws passed by the Ontario government that are tied to the duration of the emergency declaration. For example, the job protections offered to coronavirus-related terminations or lay-offs are all of a temporary nature and will expire as of […]

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