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Employee dismissed for incomplete medical disclosure prior to hiring
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • December 19 2011

Although the employee acted in good faith and did not voluntarily try to mislead her future employer by not revealing certain aspects of her medical history, the arbitrator in Association des policières et policiers provinciaux du Québec et Sûreté du Québec (K.T.) confirmed the employee’s dismissal on the grounds of vitiated of consent in the formation of the employment contract


No privilege for workplace investigation report and communication
  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 13 2012

We are often asked whether investigation reports, and the communication surrounding them, are privileged


Disciplining an employee who makes a false claim to the CSST: What is appropriate?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • October 18 2012

On July 23, 2012, in Syndicat des paramedics et du préhospitalier de la Montérégie CSN c Coopérative des techniciens ambulanciers de la Montérégie (CETAM), the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the firing of an employee who had made a false claim to the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST), ruling that filing a false claim with the CSST which caused financial and operational prejudice to the employer and resulted in a breach of the relationship of trust was a ground for dismissal


Ontario Human Rights Commission releases report on mental health and addiction consultation
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • September 14 2012

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its report entitled Minds that matter: Report on the consultation on human rights, mental health and addictions


What’s happening with drug testing in Canada?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 20 2012

Thanks to Jeff Polsky for answering my question about minimizing the risk of a runaway jury in US employment claims


Arbitrator finds hospital did not take too long to accommodate
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • September 23 2012

Even though the legal principles governing the duty to accommodate disability are well established, applying them in practice continues to be a challenge for employers


Get your jab! British Columbia Government imposes flu vaccination requirement for health workers
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • August 29 2012

In hopes of driving up immunization rates among BC health care workers, the Government of British Columbia is imposing strict flu-season requirements on workers who come into contact with patients at publicly-funded health care facilities or in the community


Thinking of hiring a live-in nanny? Here’s what you need to know
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • July 11 2012

Canada is facing a shortage of live-in caregivers


Antibiotic-resistant patients posed workplace hazard: inspector’s PPE order not suspended
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • July 24 2012

An Ontario Ministry of Labour inspector has ordered a sleep laboratory to provide personal protective equipment to employees because of the safety risk posed by patients who may be resistant to antibiotics


New regulation in Ontario on needle safety
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 17 2007

A new regulation under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act will make safety engineered needles or needleless systems mandatory in all hospitals