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All in the Family (Status)

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of time and ink devoted to understanding the scope of “family status” protection under federal and provincial human rights legislation.

The Evolution of Workplace Human Rights

It is no small feat to identify the most notable developments in workplace human rights over the last 25 years – there are so many cases that could be discussed.

Bill 132 - Fresh Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Bill 132 came into force on Sept. 8, 2016 and introduced amendments to a number of statutes, including the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

Human Rights Code Considerations in the Hiring Process

Employers must constantly consider legal issues that arise with their workforces.

Wrongful Dismissal Handbook (A Review)

A look at Wrongful Dismissal Handbook, 7th Edition, written by the Honourable Mr. Justice John R. Scott.

Key Strategies for a Succesful Mediation

Mediation of a wrongful dismissal action or a human rights complaint has to reflect the long-term human resources strategy.

Handling Risky Terminations

Most companies would prefer to avoid terminating pregnant, disabled or older employees due to the risk involved. However, a company may be considering these terminations for various reasons.

Mediation Without Tears

Although it might appear that the judicial process can right any perceived wrong allegedly committed by the employer, in truth, the judicial process is often inadequate in providing justice to the parties in employment cases.

Accommodating Mental Health Disabilities in the Workplace

Mental health is an ever-increasing problem in the Canadian workforce.

Justifying Just Cause

A recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (ONSC) serves to remind employers of the serious - and expensive - risks associated with alleging just cause for termination without a reasonable basis for doing so.