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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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A man we will call Greg started working at an automotive manufacturing plant in Oakville in 1994.  In the fall of 2000 he learned that his father in India had passed away.  He went into work and filled out a form called a "Personal Leave of Absence Request".  He indicated on the form that he would be  beginning the leave that day and returning in "4-5 weeks".  Greg indicated the reason for the leave and left the form on his supervisors desk before going home and catching an airplane for India.  He had spoken to his supervisor about the death of his father and so the request for a leave of absence was not a surprise.