Employee Terminated for Just Cause After Butt Dial to Employer Revealed He was Working for Himself on Company Time

A senior IBM salesman was terminated for just cause when, as a result of two unintended butt-dials , it was revealed that he was regularly working for his own private corporation on what IBM considered to be “IBM time”. What Happened? The employee was hired by IBM Canada Inc. in August 2010 into a full […]

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Former Employee Awarded $24,000 for Discrimination in the Workplace

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) recently awarded $24,200 to a former employee who was subjected to anti-Semitic slurs in the workplace and dismissed in a discriminatory fashion. The Background The employee in question (the applicant) alleged that he was subjected to anti-Semitic slurs, and that his Jewish ancestry and creed were factors in […]

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Judge Finds that Terminated Temp Employee Entitled to Remainder of One Year Contract

In the recent decision in Ballim v. Bausch & Lomb Canada Inc., an Ontario judge found that a terminated temporary employee had been employed under a fixed term contract, and was therefore entitled to remuneration for the remainder of the contract. What Happened? The temporary employee in question, Ms. Ballim, was offered a one year […]

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Employee Awarded $15,000 After Being Told to Quit if She Felt Unsafe

The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has ordered a charity in Ottawa to pay a former employee more than $15,000 in damages after they terminated her shortly after she identified some safety concerns. The OLRB found that the employer’s actions constituted a reprisal for the employee’s attempt to exercise her workplace rights, namely her right […]

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