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“Virtual slave” awarded $50,000 for injury to dignity

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 15 2015

Where an employer fails to meet its human rights obligations, the damages awards for the “injury to dignity” component of damages are becoming

Mental illness in the workplace lessons from Germanwings

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 7 2015

For those not familiar, a flight by Germanwings from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed in the French Alps. Evidence was released showing that the

Lessons from Germanwings: identifying and managing mental illness in the workplace

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 1 2015

Last week a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed in the French Alps. Prosecutors released shocking evidence from the cockpit voice

Grocery store employee bears cost of refusing to work on Sunday

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 31 2015

An interesting decision was released in the retail sector which discusses a retail employee's statutory right to refuse to work on a Sunday under the

Two big wins for unions at the SCC

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 20 2015

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a pair of big wins to Canadian unions. Both judgments relate to public sector unions, but

The Court as tie-breaker: atomic energy and how “persistent discord” begets a correctness standard of review

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 17 2015

In its recent decision in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, 2015 FCA 17, the Federal Court of Appeal held that the rule of law can require

Tightening the belt on broader public sector compensation

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 17 2015

On March 16, 2015, the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act (the "Act") comes into force. The purpose of the Act is to regulate and

New sexual harassment laws coming soon to the workplace

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 10 2015

On March 6, 2015, the Ontario Government published its plan aimed at addressing sexual violence and harassment in Ontario. The document is titled

Meeting the duty to accommodate a success story

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 4 2015

The duty to accommodate is a difficult process because it is uncertain. Whether an employer has met its duty to accommodate under human rights law

SCC constitutionalizes the right to strike for unionized employees

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 26 2015

On the heels of its labour friendly decision in Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada("MPAO") which granted RCMP officers the right to