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Blog/15 July 2020

$85,000 Awarded to Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment

McWilliam v Toronto Police Services Board and Angelo Costa On June 30, 2020, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) release... Read More
Blog/2 July 2020

Heller v Uber Technologies Inc: Supreme Court of Canada Finds Mandatory Arbitration Clause Unconscionable

The Supreme Court recently released its reasons in the much anticipated Uber case. In this landmark ruling, the Supreme Court ruled in an 8-... Read More
Blog/24 June 2020

Termination Clauses Lose Again

Many employment contracts contain language that specifies what the employer must pay an employee when they end the employee’s employment.  ... Read More
Blog/19 December 2019

Be wary of termination agreements that limit entitlements

People should always seek legal advice if they are asked to sign a termination agreement upon being hired since these contracts invariably favour the ... Read More
Blog/31 October 2019

Canada eliminated pre-1985 sex-discrimination from Indian Act — up to 450,000 First Nations women and their descendants now entitled to status

Documents tracking history of discrimination accessible online at Bora Laskin Law Library’s Special Collections

On August 15, 2019 the Government of Canada proclaimed into force the remaining provisions of Bill S-3 which eliminate the pre-1985 sex discrimination... Read More
Blog/7 August 2019

OCA affirms notice period exceptions granted in rare cases

Even though the Ontario Court of Appeal recently reduced a senior employee’s termination notice entitlements to 24 months from 30 — despit... Read More
Blog/30 July 2019

Ontario Court of Appeal Defers to Union's Internal Democratic Channels

A unions' internal affairs are governed by its constitution. In Brown v. Hanley, the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed a novel claim by four members s... Read More
Blog/16 July 2019

Changes to Wage Earner Protection Program

In late 2018, the federal government introduced changes to the Wage Earner Protection Program ("the WEPP"). WHAT IS THE WEPP? The WEPP is a federal ... Read More
Blog/20 June 2019

Termination Without Cause: An Overview

BACKGROUND The law allows your employer to terminate your employment without cause, meaning "for no reason." However, an employee who is terminated ... Read More
Blog/22 May 2019

Case Note: Middlesex London Emergency Medical Services v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 147

Labour Arbitrator Finds Employer Failed to Accommodate Pregnant Paramedic but Awards Limited Damages

OVERVIEW In Middlesex London Emergency Medical Services v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 147, Arbitrator Steinberg considered whether t... Read More