Ontario Launches Zero-Tolerance Workplace Safety Inspections in Response to COVID-19 Third Wave

On April 8, 2021, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the third wave and presence of variants currently affecting the province, the Ontario government launched a series of zero-tolerance workplace safety inspections in sectors and regions hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning on April 9, 2021. Increased Investigations Announced The announced investigations […]

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Employer’s Right of Suspension

The leading decision on this issue comes from the Supreme Court of Canada[1]. In this case, the Court determined that a suspension without pay would in most cases be a breach of the employment relationship unless such conduct was based on either an express or an implied term of the contract. Recent Law The Ontario […]

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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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