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Ontario court of appeal recognises new tort for invasion of privacy
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • March 20 2012

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently recognised a new common law tort for invasion of privacy: intrusion upon seclusion


The enforceability of random drug testing is in play
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 24 2013

A labour arbitration board hearing began early this month over Suncor's intention to commence random drug and alcohol testing of its oil sands


Federal Government breaches duty to bargain in good faith
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • October 28 2013

The ongoing challenges which employers face in the current economy are highlighted by the decision in Professional Association of Foreign Service


Breach of cardinal rule not always cause for employee termination
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • February 15 2013

Even when workplace rules seem clear, each case turns on its facts. The recent decision in Plester v PolyOne Canada Inc (2013 ONCA 47) confirms the


Appeal court confirms nightclub accident outside scope of professional insurance
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 15 2013

In what may be the final chapter of long and protracted legal proceedings, the British Columbia Court of Appeal recently issued its decision in Poole


Beware the strike in protest's clothing: Labour Relations Board holds that a political protest is still an unlawful strike
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 11 2013

Just before 4:00 am on January 11, 2013, at the end of a marathon hearing that started at 10:00 am the day before, the Chair of the Ontario Labour


Modern family: the Federal Court recognizes an employer's duty to accommodate childcare obligations
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • February 22 2013

As the show "Modern Family" demonstrates, families are complicated, diverse and demanding (but not necessarily with the same humourous results as a


Top five workplace privacy questions
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • June 14 2013

In Canada, privacy is a relatively new and evolving area of law that is governed by a complex network of provincial and federal legislation as well as


Supreme Court bars random alcohol testing by employers in the absence of reasonable cause
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • June 17 2013

The ongoing efforts by Canadian employers to engage in random drug and alcohol testing suffered a further setback as a result of a decision released


Unions and privacy: employer must disclose to union its employees' personal information
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • May 21 2014

Unions may take heart in two rulings recently handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada recognizing that the protections afforded in respect of