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New human rights and privacy protections for ‘genetic test results’ introduced
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 23 2015

Federally-regulated employers may soon be seeing changes to privacy and human rights laws in relation to genetic information. On June 9, 2015, the


“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


Court of Appeal affirms employee has no duty to mitigate contractual severance
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 5 2014

Many employers attempt to define an employee’s right to compensation upon dismissal by having clear, enforceable termination provisions in their


New “super union” on the block
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 18 2014

Since Unifor was created from the merger of Canadian Auto Workers and Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union last year, another merger of


OH&S month part 3: annual review of your bullying and harassment policies
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 4 2014

The deadline for compliance with WorkSafeBC's bullying and harassment policies was last November 1, 2013. We'd like to remind all BC employers that


No anonymity for grievors
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 3 2014

The Labour Relations Board has upheld BC Arbitrator Stan Lanyon's decision in Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd. v. United Food and Commercial Workers


What do your policies say about termination?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 9 2014

and does it matter? By Donovan Plomp Many employers have policies about termination, and specifically about what an employee is entitled to


Age and performance management
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 23 2014

If you are going to lay off older workers while hiring younger ones in the same category, you better have a good explanation. That's essentially what


Grievor to be identified again - no general rule to anonymize names
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 14 2013

Another Arbitrator in BC has decided against a general rule of anonymizing the names of grievors and witnesses in labour arbitration awards. The


Criminal consequence of safety violations
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 9 2013

In R. v. Metron Construction Corp., the Ontario Court of Appeal dramatically increased a fine imposed on the defendant Metron following its guilty