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Workplace confidentiality: more about insisting on privacy!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 8 2013

The common law privacy right, or the tort of intrusion upon seclusion, arrived in Canada with Jones v. Tsige. That case arose when a bank employee


Facing discipline for Facebook postings
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 27 2012

More than ever, Facebook and other social media networks serve as a means of communication and a source of information


Applications for leave to appeal dismissed - 30 April 2015
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 30 2015

On appeal from the judgment of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. Mr. MacDonald, respondent, was prosecuted by indictment and ultimately convicted of


Beware the employment reference!
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • January 22 2014

References present a double-edged sword for employers. On one hand, employers typically want former employees to find new jobs as doing so will get


Your organization needs a social media policy
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • September 16 2013

More than 19 million Canadians check Facebook at least once per month and 14 million check every day. There are more than 200 million active users


Applications for leave to appeal dismissed - 15 October 2015
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 15 2015

The applicants have for many years been engaged in mining and operate port facilities and a railway on the North Shore of Quebec and in Labrador. The


The court weighs in: termination for social media misconduct
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • September 2 2015

Over a decade had passed since Ellen Simonetti, dubbed the "Queen of the Sky" was fired by Delta Air Lines after her infamous "Diary of a


Former employee’s Facebook post about settlement breached confidentiality provision in settlement agreement: tribunal reduced employee’s monetary award
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • February 21 2013

Trish-Ann Tremblay had entered into a settlement agreement with her former employer, 1168531 Ontario Inc., on September 13, 2011, with respect to the


Keep your Facebook comments to yourselfor better yet, don’t put them out there at all!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • July 16 2014

The grievor was a crane operator with three years seniority. He complained about a co-worker (a "stocker") on Facebook. Other co-workers who were


Social media and the workplace
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • August 5 2014

Social media has transformed almost every aspect of daily life; employment relationships are no exception. Employers have addressed these novel