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Safety misconduct and just cause
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 16 2012

The case of Barton v. Rona Ontario Inc. raises the issue of dismissal for cause based upon employee misconduct relating to a serious safety violation


“Right to work legislation in parliament”
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 11 2012

Has right to work legislation been introduced in Parliament?


Employer prevented from tracing company-issued mobile phone calls
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 16 2014

Another employer has run afoul of privacy laws in Canada, and, once again, the employer's actions may have been lawful if the employer had a clearly


Summary Offence Tickets: are you prepared?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2014

The recent amendment to the Saskatchewan Employment Act includes the introduction of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Summary Offence Ticketing


Let's take this outside: can employers discipline employees for off-duty misconduct?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 28 2014

There has never been a worse time for professional sports leagues when it comes to dealing with player misconduct off the field. Headlines across


Responsibility of employers for conduct of third parties
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 21 2014

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has had a summer of interesting decisions. Following on its decision respecting accommodation of childcare needs


Employer communication during union drives: the dos and don’ts
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 27 2015

There is not much more frightening for employers than the possibility of becoming unionized. Upon learning of a union drive in the workplace, an


Privacy claims in the workplace
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 10 2014

Recently, headlines have been dominated by the high-profile termination of Jian Ghomeshi from CBC. Mr. Ghomeshi has claimed that CBC misused his


Broader Public Sector Accountability Bill receives Royal Assent
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 12 2015

Bill 8, the Public Sector Accountability and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014 passed third reading on December 9, 2014 and received


New statutory leaves of absence available as of October 29, 2014
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 4 2014

In our May 2, 2014 blog, we wrote about Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, which introduced three new