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Hamilton Employment Law

Ed Canning has been practicing exclusively in the areas of employment law and human rights for 23 years in the City of Hamilton, representing both employers and employees. For 20 years, he has been writing a bi-weekly column in The Hamilton Spectator on employment law and human rights issues that are of interest to both employers and employees. In this blog, you can have access to approximately 500 articles on various subject matters ranging from Employment Standards Act issues, wrongful dismissal issues to human rights issues.

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Employment Insurance, what you can claim

If you are terminated from your employment and are not guilty of willful misconduct, and you have enough insurable hours, you are entitled to Employment Insurance. You have to serve a two-week waiting period before you can start collecting.

Picking and choosing when it comes to sexual harassment

Sheila had been working for Derek as a dental assistant in his practice for 11 years. During the last year of her employment, Derek mentioned on a couple of occasions that he thought Sheila’s clothes were too tight and were a bit too revealing and distracting. Sometimes he would ask her to put on her lab coat. He told her that it wasn’t good for him to see her wearing things that accentuated her body.
 

Picking and choosing when it comes to sexual harassment

Sheila had been working for Derek as a dental assistant in his practice for 11 years. During the last year of her employment, Derek mentioned on a couple of occasions that he thought Sheila’s clothes were too tight and were a bit too revealing and distracting. Sometimes he would ask her to put on her lab coat. He told her that it wasn’t good for him to see her wearing things that accentuated her body.
 

Burt the Elf violates employment law!!

See if you can identify the employment law violations which arise in the following story of Burt, the Elf.
 

Burt the Elf violates employment law!!

See if you can identify the employment law violations which arise in the following story of Burt, the Elf.
 

Banks are Federally regulated. Do you know your rights?

People who work for federally regulated companies have some rights that are similar to unionized workers without having to pay the union dues.  Banks are federally regulated.
 

Banks are Federally regulated. Do you know your rights?

People who work for federally regulated companies have some rights that are similar to unionized workers without having to pay the union dues.  Banks are federally regulated.
 

Sexual harassment at the office Christmas party

Please remember what you read here today after you’ve had a few drinks at your office Christmas party. It might save you your job. First, just because office Christmas parties take place after hours, it’s still considered to be in the context of your employment and your dirty dancing can lead to no pay cheque. And before you start sending risk� text messages to your colleagues who were at the party on your way home as you are sliding off your seat in the cab, think of Joe’s story.

Sexual harassment at the office Christmas party

Please remember what you read here today after you’ve had a few drinks at your office Christmas party. It might save you your job. First, just because office Christmas parties take place after hours, it’s still considered to be in the context of your employment and your dirty dancing can lead to no pay cheque. And before you start sending risk� text messages to your colleagues who were at the party on your way home as you are sliding off your seat in the cab, think of Joe’s story.

What happens with competing human rights issues

The Ontario Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination in employment, accommodations, services and contracts, on the basis of gender among a number of other prohibited grounds of discrimination.