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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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Admitting mistakes could avoid just cause termination

A man we will call Jay got a job working for a car parts manufacturer when he was 22 years old. He started as a labourer. 23 years later he was a vice president with significant client responsibilities. He mostly used his car for work purposes but one day he decided to go and see a client in Alliston and took the employer’s truck from the yard without asking.

Violent criminal acts in the workplace do not receive lenient treatment by the courts.

Unless you are extremely lucky, violence in the workplace will almost get you fired without a severance package.

Violent criminal acts in the workplace do not receive lenient treatment by the courts.

Unless you are extremely lucky, violence in the workplace will almost get you fired without a severance package.

Actions after termination cannot create just cause

Sheila had been employed for one year as an occupational therapist when she let her mouth get away with her.  She was talking to a newly hired social worker at the clinic where she was employed and used some harsh words in expressing her surprise over the hiring of that social worker. 
 

Actions after termination cannot create just cause

Sheila had been employed for one year as an occupational therapist when she let her mouth get away with her.  She was talking to a newly hired social worker at the clinic where she was employed and used some harsh words in expressing her surprise over the hiring of that social worker. 
 

New boss, new problems can warnings lead to termination

Let’s imagine that you have been working as a sales representative for your employer for 13 years. About eight months ago you got a new boss. Last week you were pulled into a meeting at the end of which your boss gave you a letter which said: Let’s imagine that you have been working as a sales representative for your employer for 13 years. About eight months ago you got a new boss. Last week you were pulled into a meeting at the end of which your boss gave you a letter which said:
 

 

Working through the notice period

For five years, Joe worked as a bus driver for a company that serviced local schools. He had been having some disagreements with his boss about whether or not he was owed a raise and the boss was upset with him for talking directly to a school administrator an issue over the time his bus left at the end of the day.

Facebook and human rights legislation

There have been reports out of the U.S. that some employers have been asking job candidates at the interview stage for the password to their Facebook page. That’s a question Canadian employers would be wise not to ask.

Facebook and human rights legislation

There have been reports out of the U.S. that some employers have been asking job candidates at the interview stage for the password to their Facebook page. That’s a question Canadian employers would be wise not to ask.

Terms of employment changing? Get advice

The only thing for sure in life is death, taxes and the fact that sooner or later your workplace will be ‘restructured’.