Can you fire someone for swearing at work?
Following some high profile cases in the US, HRM looks into whether Canadian employers can legally fire people for swearing. As it turns out, the answer depends on the context.
Eight ways to prevent employee theft
Employees are behind one third of shrinkage, costing Canadian businesses more than $10 billion a year, and employee theft plays a role in 10% of failed businesses. How can you prevent it?
Fired for being fat: is obesity a disability?
The world will be watching Luxembourg this week when the European Court of Justice hands down a decision in the landmark case of an employee who was fired for being overweight.
Legal Eye: Can you legally demote an employee?
When an employee isn’t performing in a specific role, can HR move them back into a lesser position? HRM gets the legal insight.
When a complainant wants to remain nameless
It’s understandable that some employees want some confidentiality during a complaint process, but can they ever be entirely anonymous?
Court of Appeal addresses million dollar award to bullied employee
A recent Court of Appeal decision offers HR insight into the pros and cons of appealing a case that didn’t go the employer’s way.
Does evidence found after you fire someone matter?
Finding new information after a termination might not be too late to use, as a recent case shows.
Court of Appeal confirms childcare rights
Employers' responsibility to support employees with childcare needs has been confirmed and clarified by the Court of Appeal. Do you know your organizations' rights and obligations?
Should all foreign workers be trained on their rights?
This HR pro says the government should do more to ensure temporary foreign workers understand their legal rights before they start working in Canada.
Five minutes with... Lesley Rusnak, Director, Human Resources Business Partner at Ceridian
Should you be a better ambassador for the HR industry? That's the message from Ceridian's Lesley Rusnak, who talks to HRM about the many hats of HR, and why she'd like to host Donnie Wahlberg at her dinner table.