What do you really need to know about the new HR law developments which occured over the last 12 months?
There was no precedent setting Supreme Court of Canada decision, nor were there any significant legislative changes. There were however, several court decisions that are of concern to employers because of the trend to penalize employers through the use of punitive damages. We are also seeing a trend that remedies ordered by human rights tribunals across Canada continue to impose significant obligations on employers. Workplace privacy issues, together with the ramifications of technology combined with social media, require more attention and resources of HR practitioners to manage.