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Human Rights Tribunal decision highlights difficulties with adult ADHD and accommodation requests

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 11 2013

A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the "Tribunal") highlights the difficulties that employers may face when dealing with

Can you be fired for being too good-looking?

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 17 2013

Like me, you may live in fear of being discriminated against for being, in the words of Derek Zoolander, "really, really ridiculously good-looking"

Fireme! Website warns Twitter users about tweets that may get them fired

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 2 2013

Who wants to get fired? This question is the tag line on the website FireMe! (Warning: language may be offensive to some readers). FireMe! Tracks

Court confirms director's liability for payment order for unpaid wages because of ineffective resignation and failure to pursue available appeal

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 19 2013

Under the Canada Labour Code (the "Code"), the directors of a corporation are liable for up to six months' wages and certain other unpaid amounts to

$1.5 million penalty for workplace accident in Alberta

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 30 2013

SSEC Canada Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of Sinopec Shanghai Engineering, has been ordered to pay $1.5 million in relation to a workplace accident

Final National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace released

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 17 2013

The final version of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace has been released by the Canadian Standards

Amendments to the Canada Labour Code receive Royal Assent

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 18 2012

In November, we informed readers about proposed amendments to the Canada Labour Code contained in the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012

CSA Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Canadian Workplace to be Published in Early 2013

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 23 2012

As regular readers will know, we have previously written about the new Canadian Standards Association’s National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the “CSA Standard”

Ontario Labour Relations Board upholds termination for shoving coworker backwards on raised platform

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 15 2012

Violence in the workplace is a prominent concern for employers and most jurisdictions have enacted legislation that details specific employer obligations to protect workers against violence

Ontario Ministry of Labour plans to increase employment standards inspections

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 8 2012

The Ontario government has announced that it will invest $3 million over two years to hire 18 additional Employment Standards Officers and staff