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An Employer’s Obligations in Terms of Section 60 of the Employment Equity Act, 1998
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • South Africa
  • April 21 2017

On 7 March 2017, the Labour Appeal Court handed down a judgment in terms of which it found Liberty Group Limited (“Liberty”) liable under section 60


Ontario court awards three types of damage in sexual harassment case
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 19 2017

An employee who was repeatedly sexually harassed by a co-worker sued her employer after being dismissed. In addition to normal damages for wrongful


Enquiries Regarding Employee “Medical” Marijuana Use The HR Space
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 19 2017

In Brown 2016 BCHRT 170 (PDF) the employee was an ironworker employed by HB Construction Company Ltd. ("HB"), which had been subcontracted by a third


Workplace Manslaughter Charge Going To Trial Says Quebec Superior Court
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2017

The Quebec Superior Court recently released a decision with broad implications for corporate employers, owners, managers and supervisors across Canada


"I quit oh wait, I didn't mean it!": dealing with sudden resignations
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2017

Employers often do not think enough about the consequences of a heat-of-the-moment resignation. It is generally assumed that when an employee says


My Boss is Unionized? The HR Space
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 10 2017

In Quebec, as in other Canadian provinces, only an "employee" can join a union. Managers have always been excluded from this definition for fear that


Blurred lines: managers may have right to bargain collectively
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • March 22 2017

In several jurisdictions across Canada, the issue of the unionisation of managers and supervisors is contentious. In many cases, unionisation is


Payments To Non-Striking Employees Made at Employer’s Peril
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • South Africa
  • March 16 2017

The Labour Relations Act ("LRA") contains provisions that aim to protect employees from being unfairly discriminated against as a result of exercising


Termination for off-duty conduct: where is the line?
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2017

Employers can discipline and even dismiss employees for off-duty conduct


The AODA: 2017 Deadlines
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005 and applies to all levels of government, non-profit