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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP | Canada | 9 Dec 2016

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Upholds School Board’s Decision to Deny Permission to Remove Children from Class to Avoid “False Teachings”, Dismisses Charter Breach Claim

On November 23, 2016, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the “Court”) released its decision in E.T. v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP | Canada | 28 Nov 2016

Another Prison Sentence for Health and Safety Violation

Earlier this year, we wrote about a project manager who received a prison sentence for his involvement in a workplace accident. The accident occurred

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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP | Canada | 9 Nov 2016

ONCA Decision Potentially Limits Use of Summary Judgment for Wrongful Dismissal Claims

The Ontario Court of Appeal, in a decision released November 3, 2016, has indicated that summary judgment motions may not be an appropriate avenue for

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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP | Canada | 7 Nov 2016

“The Test For Discrimination Is The Same In All Cases”: Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Expands Scope of Family Status Discrimination

In a recently released decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) appears to have rejected the Federal Court of Appeal’s test for

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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP | Canada | 3 Nov 2016

Ontario Court Finds Employment Termination Provision Limiting Notice to Specified Amounts Unenforceable Based on Failure to Expressly Exclude Entitlement to Common Law Notice

In Canada, there is a common law presumption that employment may be terminated only upon the provision of reasonable notice. However, this presumption

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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP | Canada | 9 Sep 2016

New Workplace Harassment Obligations in Effect: Are you Compliant?

On September 8, 2016, Bill 132, also known as the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence

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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP | Canada | 4 Aug 2016

Act Quick! The Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Requires Your Feedback

On July 27, 2016, the Changing Workplaces Review: Special Advisors’ Interim Report (the “Report”) was released. As you may recall, in May 2015, the

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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP | Canada | 26 Jul 2016

Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.: Supreme Court of Canada Confirms that Certain Non-Unionized Federal Employees are Entitled to Protection from Dismissal Without Cause

On July 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Supreme Court”) affirmed that Sections 240 to 246 of the Canada Labour Code, R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2

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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP | Canada | 20 Jul 2016

The Enforceability of Termination Provisions in Employment Contracts: Are the Tides Turning?

In an earlier post, we wrote about a December 2015 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Oudin v. Centre Francophone de Toronto

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Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP | Canada | 4 Jul 2016

Bill 163: New Law Provides First Responders With Easier Access to WSIB Benefits for Claims for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Recent changes to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (“WSIA”) could significantly affect the cost of WSIB claims for employers of

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