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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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Your employer isn't necessarily out to get you.

The saying goes, “Just because you think everyone’s out to get you doesn’t mean they’re not.” And sometimes the opposite is also true.

Your employer isn't necessarily out to get you.

The saying goes, “Just because you think everyone’s out to get you doesn’t mean they’re not.” And sometimes the opposite is also true.

If it's not in writing it isn't working notice.

When someone sues for wrongful dismissal the “wrongful” part of it is usually about the working notice or pay in lieu of notice provided. Usually, it is not about whether the employee did something awful justifying a termination without notice.

If it's not in writing it isn't working notice.

When someone sues for wrongful dismissal the “wrongful” part of it is usually about the working notice or pay in lieu of notice provided. Usually, it is not about whether the employee did something awful justifying a termination without notice.

Stopping a robbery might cost you your job!

A convenience store employee in Hamilton was recently terminated from his employment as a result of his reaction to being robbed.

Stopping a robbery might cost you your job!

A convenience store employee in Hamilton was recently terminated from his employment as a result of his reaction to being robbed.

Workplace Harrassment

Part way through completing her undergraduate degree at university, Shelly decided she needed a trade to help pay her way and took a cosmetology course. In order to be certified, she had to complete a three-month internship which she obtained in a hair salon in Halifax.

Workplace Harassment

Part way through completing her undergraduate degree at university, Shelly decided she needed a trade to help pay her way and took a cosmetology course. In order to be certified, she had to complete a three-month internship which she obtained in a hair salon in Halifax.

Workplace Harrassment

Part way through completing her undergraduate degree at university, Shelly decided she needed a trade to help pay her way and took a cosmetology course. In order to be certified, she had to complete a three-month internship which she obtained in a hair salon in Halifax.

Social Media and Employment issues

Should what you post online lead to potential job action?