Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law

Sexual Harassment & Workers’ Compensation The pending amendments to Ontario’s Workers’ Compensation Act, to be effective January 1, 2018 basically lowers the threshold for a claim based on emotional trauma where the worker has suffered “chronic or traumatic mental stress” arising out of and in the course of employment. This new law may have a […]

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The Duty to Accommodate a Medical Disability

Accommodation under Human Rights Law The issue of accommodation is a cornerstone of human rights law. Although its application is often applied to disability issues in the workplace, this duty to accommodate applies to all human rights issues. Duty to Accommodate to the Point of Undue Hardship Take for example a job advertisement which states […]

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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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The Employment Contract

A written employment contract can be an important issue in the employment relationship. There are a number of factors to consider whether this agreement is enforceable. It should not be presumed that the words on the paper are conclusive in determining your rights as an employee. The Contract May Limit a Termination Claim Often, an […]

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