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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Human Rights Tribunal: You Can’t Make Someone Observe the Sabbath

Cases involving human rights in the workplace often revolve around an employer imposing a condition on someone. But what about instances where an employer prevents someone from working? The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal addressed this recently in Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights (Zilberg) v. 9220-3454 Québec Inc. (Spa Liv Zen (Spa Orazen)). Imposing The […]

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Making Secret Recordings At Work Could Land Employees In Hot Water

Modern smart phones make it easy to record voice memos on the fly, capture videos of memorable events, and document almost every minute detail of your day. However, as the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba outlined in a recent decision, one place where cell phone recordings may not be welcome is in the workplace. […]

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Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in on Drug and Alcohol Dependency Disclosure Policies in the Workplace

Drug and alcohol addiction has been recognized as a disability in both Federal and Provincial human rights legislations. This means that, generally speaking, firing someone for an addiction to drugs or alcohol could violate their rights. In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp. the Supreme Court of Canada had the opportunity to weigh in on […]

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