Court rejects employee's obligation to accept new employment with strings attached
In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, two plaintiffs were each awarded wrongful dismissal
When can you legally change an employment contract?
Over time, practices and conventions that develop in an employment relationship can become fundamental terms of that person's contract
When can HR legally 'snoop' on an employee?
Spying, snooping, sleuthing - whatever you choose to call monitoring your employees, there's no denying it’s a contentious issue
Halifax based sailor found guilty of sexual assault, sentenced to 22 months
The case is a reminder of the seriousness of sexual abuse in the workplace
Duty to Accommodate separate consideration, Supreme Court affirms
Last month the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the case of Quebec (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail) v. Caron, affirming that the human rights "duty to accommodate" in employment is a separate (and paramount) consideration from any other specific legislative requirement that purports to address an employee’s ability to return to work
How to navigate the controversial minefield of written termination clauses
The enforceability of written termination clauses in employment contracts is a very hot, indeed controversial, topic right now. We spoke to Matthew Certosimo, partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, who walked us through this challenging minefield
Widow of avalanche victim sues guides, lodge operator for negligence
The widow of an Alberta man who died in an avalanche near Golden, B.C., is suing the guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence
‘Mean’ employer behaviour leads to $750k damages award
It may not measure up to damage awards you’ll find south of the border but
"I shouldn't be telling you this, but ...": How do you deal with the office gossip?
BC Supreme Court rejects worker’s claim of wrongful dismissal
City of Nanaimo sued by workplace consultancy firm
Mayor disagrees with non-payment, says firm worked in good faith