January 8

Weight Discrimination

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Obesity an Illness Deserving of Protection Against Discrimination? European court says “Yes” In the near future, Canadian human rights legislation may see “weight” as a prohibited ground under the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c.19, and its equivalents.

December 6

Long Term Disability

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Long Term Disability Benefits: Does Your Insurance Company Really Have the Last Word? As an employment law firm, we get many questions surrounding disability benefits and entitlements to these benefits. One of the most common issues arises wherein a.

November 20

Duty to Mitigate

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Infinite or Finite? The Duty to Mitigate If your employer offers you a new job after you have been laid off, are you required to mitigate by taking it? This weeks’ blog post addresses the limits to which a.

November 6

Stephen Poloz fails youth with comments

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request The nexus between Stephen Poloz and Jian Ghomeshi Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz recently made some misguided comments on solutions for young people who are having difficulty obtaining secure employment. However, these actions can potentially put the financial,.

October 24

Facebook Wrongful Dismissal

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Facebook & Wrongful Dismissal: How Oversharing Could Result in Your Termination Facebook, a popular social network which began in 2004, is a place where many people have been tagged in, or submitted posts which could be classified as “less-than-becoming”..

October 14

Discriminating against smokers

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Dependency on Smoking A Protected Ground under the Ontario Human Rights Code? When you think of a substance dependency as a disability, you typically think of alcoholism or mood altering drugs. However, the idea that a dependency on cigarettes.

October 6

Working Animals

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Everyone has heard of “bring your pet to work day” but are there any cases where employers are required to allow an employee to have their animal with them at work? In fact, where that animal assists with a.

September 27

Employment Law Misconceptions

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Misconceptions Regarding Minimum Entitlements Despite employment being a major part of our lives, many individuals are unaware of what they are entitled to upon termination without cause. Perhaps the most common misconception is that the maximum notice a terminated.

September 17

Fixed Term Contracts

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request FIXED TERM CONTRACTS Typically, when analyzing contractual language in order to determine its proper meaning, the ‘correct’ interpretation is based on the parties’ intentions at the time of the contract’s signing. But what happens in the case of ‘fixed.

September 2

Refusal to Provide Reference

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Failure to Provide References a Critical Mistake For Employers Typically, an employee who has been terminated or laid off has not left the employment relationship on the best of terms. While an employer may be reluctant to provide a.

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