Over the last year, much attention has been paid to the September 2016 Bill 132 amendments to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) and the obligations they place on [...]
Constructive dismissal and sexual harassment are two topics that we have blogged about recently to highlight how important it is for employers to be aware of these concepts.
On February 23, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal (the “Court of Appeal”) released its much anticipated decision, Wood v. Fred Deeley Imports Ltd., 2017 ONCA 158 (“Wood”). The decision brings [...]
In October 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Supreme Court”) granted leave to appeal in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Edward Schrenk (“Schrenk”). The Supreme Court’s [...]
This past year has seen an unsettling of the law surrounding family status discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”).
An Arbitrator recently considered whether an employer’s social media presence could be defined as part of the “workplace” and the attendant employer obligations arising from such a finding in [...]
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board v. Fair, 2016 ONCA 421 Facts Ms. Sharon Fair started her employment with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the “School Board”) in 1988.