Fixed term contracts can be an expensive and dangerous thing for employers.
Alcohol and drug addiction are considered by the Ontario Human Rights Code to be a disability on the same footing as any physical impairment. The Code requires employers to accommodate disabilities to the point of undue hardship.
Employers drafting bonus plans have to be very careful about the wording they use. Judges will usually take those words at face value.
Clean hands crucial if you are persuing your old employer’s clients
If there’s any chance that you will get caught up being sued by your former employer claiming you breeched an obligation not to solicit their clients, make sure your hands are squeaky clean. If your hands have dirt on them, judges tend to make decisions that can be a bit surprising.
A few years back, protection from bullying and harassment were added to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Now, any time an employee alleges bullying and/or harassment, the employer has to conduct an investigation and produce a written report.
You are the manager of a non-unionized call centre and 5 out of 15 customer service reps have to be let go because of a shortage of work. Or you are interviewing candidates for a Supervisory Accounting position and the final choice is up to you.
When Julie first started her job as a bookkeeper for a used car sales lot, she enjoyed it very much. It was a small family business and she thought she got along well with the owner.
About 4 months ago at a weekly management meeting of our company we made a decision, which was recorded in the minutes, to terminate the Comptroller immediately as a result of a number of performance issues.
Paul worked delivering propane as a truck driver. One morning, alone in the yard, he started to fill up his truck with propane.
Just over a year ago the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) released a new chronic mental stress policy. WSIB is now covering illness and injuries related to workplace stress in ways it never did before.