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Corrente to speak at forum on campus sexual violence

Toronto employment and health lawyer Lisa Corrente will share her insights on investigating complaints of sexual violence at an upcoming Osgoode Professional Development forum. ... Read more

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HRTO: no authority to award costs to a successful party

By Stuart Rudner What if someone files an entirely frivolous lawsuit against you, refuses to settle, and forces you to go all the way to trial, where you successfully defend ... Read more

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Class action spotlights unreasonable clauses in employment contracts

In rejecting a ride-sharing company’s demand that a case against it be heard in the Netherlands at the expense of the plaintiffs, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has ... Read more

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No ‘tort of harassment’ in Ontario

By Laura Williams The Ontario Court of Appeal has found in  this case that there is no “tort of harassment” in Ontario. The Court of Appeal reversed ... Read more

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Navigating disciplinary proceedings in cases of termination

When a termination leads to a complaint with the employee’s professional body, the loss of a job can be overshadowed by the potential threat to their career, Vaughan ... Read more

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Ban NDAs in workplace discrimination, harassment claims: MacDonald

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that are used to cover up discrimination, retaliation or harassment should be banned, Toronto employment lawyer  Natalie MacDonald ... Read more

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Family status discrimination case law in flux: Howden

Family status discrimination claims could be on the rise, Toronto employment lawyer  Deborah Howden tells AdvocateDaily.com . Howden, partner with the Toronto ... Read more

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Frustration of employment contract can be plead by employee, employer

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge had a case where the plaintiff had been off on disability for eight years and had no hope of returning to work. This judgment ... Read more

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Employers faced with ever-changing labour laws: MacLeod

Businesses need to check their employment contracts and employee handbooks to keep up with ever-changing rules around paid and unpaid leaves, Toronto employment lawyer  Doug ... Read more

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Employers’ top three misconceptions about legal services

Employers who take legal shortcuts could end up paying more to fix the situation than they initially saved, Toronto employment lawyer  Christopher Achkar  tells  ... Read more

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Stop the clock: mediation and limitation periods

By Stuart Rudner This case  is another reminder of the many benefits of  mediation . As I have written in the past (see this post, among others,) mediation ... Read more

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Straightforward Donkor delivers for employers, employees

Clients who want to get straight to business go to Toronto employment lawyer John Donkor . Whether he’s acting for businesses or individual employees, Donkor tells  ... Read more

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Just cause is a high threshold: Williams

By Laura Williams A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal provides an example of the level of employee misconduct that warrants an employer dismissing an ... Read more

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Employment contracts: they should keep giving and giving

By Doug MacLeod I trumpet the benefits of employment contracts every chance I get. I often write and speak about these benefits. In the last two weeks, I received calls ... Read more

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SNC-Lavalin affair offers harassment lessons for employers

The federal government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair shows how easily employers can fall afoul of legislation dealing with human rights and harassment, Toronto ... Read more

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Seek legal advice to maximize severance package

Terminated employees could be shortchanging themselves if they accept a severance offer without seeking legal advice, Toronto employment lawyer  Bram Lecker tells  ... Read more

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ADR works to keep disputes out of the courtroom: Rudner

Most disputes arising out of the workplace can be settled efficiently through an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process rather than the courts, Toronto employment ... Read more

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OCA solidifies the high threshold for the tort of IIMS

By Mackenzie Irwin As my  colleague reported  earlier last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) recently shut down the tort of harassment in  this case . ... Read more

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Bad faith in the course of dismissal

By Stuart Rudner and Anique Dublin Generally speaking, an employee whose employment has been terminated is not entitled to additional damages for disappointment, ... Read more

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Phillips to present webinar on constructive dismissal

Toronto employment lawyer  Amelia Phillips will host a webinar for employers and employees on constructive dismissal. Phillips, associate with  MacDonald & ... Read more

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