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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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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?

Social Media and Employment issues

Should what you post online lead to potential job action?

Social Media and Employment issues

Should what you post online lead to potential job action?

Social Media and Just Cause dismissal

Employees should be very mindful of how they use social media. Depending on what your job is, who you work for and how odious your online behaviour, you might end up getting terminated for just cause.

Social Media and Just Cause dismissal

Employees should be very mindful of how they use social media. Depending on what your job is, who you work for and how odious your online behaviour, you might end up getting terminated for just cause.

Constructive Dismissal or reasonable notice?

QUESTION: I’ve held the position of operations manager for the last five years. My company is going through restructuring because profits are way down. After 12 years of being employed with this company I have been advised that as of two weeks from now I am going to be the purchasing manager, a position that presently reports to me. I will lose some money but not a lot. A number of other managers are being moved around and while I know this is not aimed at me personally, it still feels humiliating. Do I have to accept the change?
 

Constructive Dismissal or reasonable notice?

QUESTION: I’ve held the position of operations manager for the last five years. My company is going through restructuring because profits are way down. After 12 years of being employed with this company I have been advised that as of two weeks from now I am going to be the purchasing manager, a position that presently reports to me. I will lose some money but not a lot. A number of other managers are being moved around and while I know this is not aimed at me personally, it still feels humiliating. Do I have to accept the change?