Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations There are many circumstances mandating an investigation of workplace issues, including allegations of harassment, discrimination, vandalism, or a safety issue. Employees should be aware that employers are obligated to conduct investigations in certain circumstances, and should understand the basic ins and outs of such investigations. Human Rights In any case alleging a human […]

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Google Fires Employee Who Wrote Memo In Defense Of Gender Stereotypes

In a case making headlines globally, Google engineer James Damore who wrote and distributed the now infamous memo titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” was fired by the Silicon Valley tech giant on Monday. . The Memo Parts of the ten-page memo, which was subtitled, “How bias clouds our thinking about diversity and inclusion”, argue that […]

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Man Terminated While Jailed Is Able To Keep His Job

A New Brunswick judge has ruled that a man who missed four months of work after being jailed for impaired driving can keep his job. A seventh impaired driving conviction leads to jail time The employee damaged a road sign while driving on November 11, 2015 and fled the scene. The next day he received […]

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Ontario Court of Appeal Weighs in on Payment in Lieu of Notice Requirements During Probationary Periods

Probationary periods, during which new hires are assessed on their ability to fulfill the functions of a job, are a common feature in many workplaces. There can, however, be confusion as to what type of notice of termination is required when an employer fires a probationary employee without cause – an issue the Ontario Court […]

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