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British Columbia privacy commissioner finds that a public body’ s use of employee monitoring software violated employee privacy rights
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2015

On March 30, 2015, the British Columbia Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner issued an Investigation Report regarding its finding that


BLG’s top 10 business risks 2015
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 27 2015

All organizations in all industries have digital risk. As criminal capabilities intensify and the Public voice grows louder via social networks


Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • March 5 2015

An employer had a good case but was punished to the tune of $90,000 in legal costs for using hardball tactics to bully a weak and financially


Termination for Facebook post upheld by arbitrator despite absence of social media policy
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • February 14 2015

The recent decision of United Steelworkers of America, Local 9548 v Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc, 2014 CanLII 26445 (ON LA) provides an example of how a


New challenges for old laws: B.C. Court considers employee misuse of social media
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 29 2015

The Supreme Court of British Columbia's ruling in Kim v. International Triathlon Union (International Triathlon Union) is the first reported court


Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • January 26 2015

It may be convenient and easy to use, but you cannot find the answer to everything on the Internet. As one employer recently learned, Google


Terminated for tweeting: a tale of two Toronto firefighters
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 21 2015

When used properly, social media can be a powerful tool for connecting individuals, marketing businesses and mobilizing the masses behind a cause


Cyberbullyingdistribution of intimate images
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 20 2015

Cyberbullying and other forms of harassment are an all too common part of online life. In October 2014, Pew Research Center reported that forty


“Unfriend me”: social media, discipline and discharge
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • January 13 2015

It is no secret that social media platforms are changing the way we communicate, the way we inform ourselves, and the way we do business. In fact


Wrongfuldismissal: social media in the spotlight
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • November 27 2014

We recently reported on a decision that we believe is the first Twitter disciplinary decision in a grievance arbitration in our blog Putting out a