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When an employer permits an employee to retract a previously-accepted resignation, the employer can insist upon modified terms to the employment contract as a condition of continued employment, even where there has been no interruption of work.
Don't let the name scare you. A Record of Employment isn't a centralized document accessible to employers detailing your past work performance or discipline history. It's just the name of a form used by Service Canada to assess your entitlement to Employment Insurance Benefits.
Human rights prohibitions against discrimination "with respect to employment" can extend to consultants, contractors, or other non-employee workers.
Ontario has three legal regimes which address gender wage discrimination: human rights laws against workplace discrimination, employment standards for "equal pay for equal work," and pay equity legislation for "equal pay for work of equal value."
Yes, but with some restrictions. Ontario employers can direct when employees take vacation, but employment standards legislation requires employers to at least let employees take their minimum vacation entitlement within ten months of it accruing.
An Ontario employee was ordered to pay her former employer's legal fees after she made a "substantially unsuccessful" bid to sue her employer following its decision to rehire "her abuser," a former supervisor fired ten years earlier amidst sexual harassment complaints.
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has declined to recognize "harassment" as a free-standing basis to sue in Ontario.
Featuring a fancy chart showing how many months of pay Ontario judges awarded dismissed employees.
A look at wrongful dismissal cases in 2018 to see what Ontario Judges thought was bad employer behaviour (and what wasn’t) and how much it was worth.
In 2017, the Court of Appeal for Ontario put an end to employers using “severability clauses” to cure contractual violations of employment standards. But in 2018, the court has approved the use of “saving clauses.”
Yes, but only if it’s untrue and the employer acted maliciously.
Adverse treatment of family members in the workplace could ground Human Rights Code harassment complaints.
Another recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision clarifies aspects of the law on employee bonus entitlements after dismissal.
A review of recent Ontario Court of Appeal cases on employee bonus entitlements after employment ends.
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