How to dismiss for off-duty conduct
You’ve made the decision to fire an employee over off-duty conduct – more specifically, off-duty misconduct. But should they be let go with “cause” or without it?
HR ferrets out reputational risk to their organizations
Your employees must know that their conduct while away from work is increasingly available for all to see, hear and, indeed, penalize, say legal experts
Off-duty conduct catches the eyes of HR
What happens on social media, stays on social media … forever. Employers know that all too well – something driving concerns about the off-duty conduct of workers
Far out Friday: ‘ISIS’ lip tattoo costs one worker his job
One worker with some unusual ink is considering legal action after being fired for his unusual tattoo.
Far out Friday: Legal bill for worker’s sex-injury compensation claim tops $600,000
After one public servant’s raunchy business trip resulted in injury, taxpayers have been hit with a $600,000 legal bill.
BBC finally boots out badly-behaved talent
Star employee Jeremey Clarkson has crossed the line – he may be their best asset but the BBC won’t be renewing his contract.
Fighting employee unfairly fired, say courts.
Employers may struggle to establish just cause after a new ruling suggests courts are moving away from zero-tolerance policies in the workplace.
Target’s ‘Walk of Shame’ suit – should they be worried?
The mother of an ex-Target employee who committed suicide says the company is to blame - but does her case have any weight? HRM spoke to an employment lawyer to find out.
Canadian courts show growing sympathy for aggrieved employees
Punitive damages awards are on the rise – employers must be wary not to entice wrongful dismissal cases, now more than ever.
Mental health in the workplace: Practical responses to tough challenges
Mental illness costs Canada $52 billion a year and is the fastest growing area of disability claims, but 64 per cent of Canadian businesses have no structure to support employees’ return to work from mental health leave. Lorenzo Lisi looks at best practices to help organizations meet both their legal obligations and workforce needs