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Accessibility Laws In Canada – Status @ January 1, 2019
As of January 1, 2019, the federal government and the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia are at various stages of introducing accessibility laws.
10 Jan 2019
Speaking Out On Workplace Harassment: #MeToo (Video)
Thank you for joining us at Dentons' eighth annual CPD Bootcamp. This one-day program, available through in-person attendance or livestream, was designed exclusively for general counsel,
5 Dec 2018
The More Things Change… Ford Government Rolls Back Bill 148
On November 21, 2018, Bill 47—the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018—received royal assent. Bill 47 makes numerous amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA),
27 Nov 2018
Going, Going, (Mostly) Gone: Ontario Conservative Government Announces Targeted Rollback Of Bill 148 Amendments To The Ontario Employment Standards Act And The Ontario Labour Relations Act
Earlier today, Premier Doug Ford followed through on his promise to revisit the previous Liberal government's labour reforms by introducing legislation...
25 Oct 2018
Bill 148 Webinar Series: What Employers Need To Know About Sexual Or Domestic Violence Leave
As part of the overhaul of Ontario's labour and employment legislation, effective January 1, 2018, employees are now entitled to a new job-protected leave of absence – sexual or domestic violence leave.
9 Sep 2018
"Communications And Conduct" Of Employer's Lawyer Regarding Sexual Harassment Investigation Were Not Privileged, Could Be Referred To In Claim, Court Decides
Over the objections of a company's employment lawyer, an Ontario court has permitted an employee to refer
9 Sep 2018
Female Police Officers' Class Action Claiming Gender Harassment Dismissed Because Arbitrator, Not Courts, Had Jurisdiction
A group of female police officers has lost its bid to bring a class action in the courts for gender discrimination and harassment.
17 Aug 2018
Five Key Considerations For Cannabis In The Workplace
With the passing of the Medical Marijuana Access Regulations and subsequent Senate approval of the Cannabis Act,
20 Jul 2018
Alberta Releases Further Amendments To Its Occupational Health And Safety Legislation In Relation To Bill 30
As we previously reported, the majority of the amendments to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Act set out in Bill 30 will be coming into force on June 1, 2018.
30 May 2018
MOL Inspector's Compliance Orders, Claiming That Employer's Harassment Investigation Was Not "Appropriate", Suspended On Appeal
The Ontario Labour Relations Board has suspended a Ministry of Labour inspector's compliance order relating to an employer's harassment investigation after the employer appealed the orders ...
22 May 2018
Harassment Arbitration Hearing Should Be Open To The Public, Including The Press, Arbitrator Rules
A police union's harassment grievance arbitration hearing should be open to the public, including the press, despite the sensitive issues that it raised, a labour arbitrator has ruled.
4 May 2018
SCC In Stewart V. Elk Valley, Upholds Employer's 'No Free Accident' Alcohol And Drug Policy
On June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp. (2017 SCC 30), reinforcing the right of employers to take proactive risk mitigation ...
2 Mar 2018
Banned From Pool And Fitness Facility, Man Who Requested "Young, Hot Female Trainer" Was Not Discriminated Against Because Of Mental Disability
A man who requested that a municipal pool and fitness facility provide him with a "young, hot female trainer like" (name redacted), was not discriminated against because of a physical or mental disability when the facility banned him.
27 Feb 2018
The Effects Of Cannabis Legalization On The Workplace
According to data from other jurisdictions that have already adopted similar legislation, the legalization of cannabis could lead to an increase in the consumption of cannabis because of the decrease in the stigma associated with it.
16 Feb 2018
City Inspector Who Engaged In Two Separate Physical Attacks At Work Was Fired For Cause: "That Risk Must Be Removed From The Workplace"
A labour arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a city inspector after he physically attacked two people – a coworker and a contractor to the city – in two separate incidents at work.
2 Nov 2017
Town Employees Did Not Have A Reasonable Basis To Fear Violence From Protester: "Violence Is Not The Mere Absence Of Civility", Appeal Court States
"The Town employees, both junior and senior, were alarmed, but they were alarmed too easily", the Ontario Court of Appeal has stated, in deciding that a protester outside of a town council...
21 Sep 2017
Attendance Management Program Was Not Discriminatory, Appeal Court Decides
A National Attendance Management Policy implemented by Correctional Services Canada was not discriminatory, even though it "counted" absences due to illness, a federal appeals court has decided.
15 Sep 2017
Canadian Human Rights Act And Criminal Code Amended To Include Gender Identity Or Expression
The amendments add "gender identity or expression" as prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act.
14 Aug 2017
Ontario Employers Are Not, As A General Rule, Answerable Under The OHSA To Employees For Workplace Harassment By Fellow Employees Or Managers: Arbitrator
An arbitrator has stated that the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act does not make employers "answerable to their employees for harassment to which they have been subjected by fellow employees or managers".
12 Aug 2017
WSIB Benefits To Be Available In Ontario For "Chronic Or Traumatic Mental Stress" Starting In 2018
Ontario has amended the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to make WSIB benefits available for "chronic or traumatic mental stress" arising from the workplace, starting January 1, 2018.
20 Jun 2017
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