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Maternity leave was no reason to reduce bonus
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2015

The recent decision of the B.C. Supreme Court in Sowden v. Manulife Canada Ltd. is noteworthy for its interpretation of a written agreement regarding


When your business becomes my business dealing with off-duty conduct
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 13 2015

In the past few days, the issue of an employee's off-duty conduct and its impact on the employee's fit for continued employment has been a hot button


Workplace injuries who you gonna call?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 4 2015

In 2014, there were 29 occupational fatalities caused by motor vehicle incidents, 59 occupational fatalities caused by workplace incidents, 81


Look to Ontario for guidance on gender identity and gender expression discrimination
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 25 2015

Gender identity and gender expression are not expressly protected grounds under the Alberta Human Rights Act. It has been recently reported in the


Alberta Human Rights Commission E-Learning
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 25 2015

The Alberta Human Rights Act provides protection from discrimination based on grounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs


Self-audit requirement under Ontario’s Employment Standards Act
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 24 2015

Did you know? As of May 20, 2015, Ontario employers could be required to self-audit their Employment Standards Act compliance. The amendments allow


“Virtual slave” awarded $50,000 for injury to dignity
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • 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