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Termination Based On Disability

Suffering from a disability is painful enough. But what happens when you lose your job because of that disability and its effects? It’s best to consult a lawyer. Certain factors must be analyzed before it can be established that you have a claim. What counts as a disability? The Human Rights Code recognizes disability as …

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Society struggles to prevent sexual harassment in the future, punish perpetrators and compensate victims. Sexual harassment is a major workplace problem. Usually, the victims are women. Canadian laws have been slow to solve the issue, but recent Tribunal awards have aimed to punish companies and compensate victims by awarding between $12,000 and $50,000 in proven …

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Human Rights Hard Proof

Many times I have found that what initially seemed to be a simple layoff was actually, after further investigation, a human rights violation. Also, there can be ongoing human rights violations when persons are merely marginalized at work as opposed to being laid off. Human Rights laws have a major impact on both employees and …

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Performance Assessments

Employers are often unhappy with an employee’s performance, be it in not meeting sales targets, or not being as efficient as they could be, or any other work-related reasons. This is why companies choose to lay off most employees, work concerns. But if the concerns allow the employer to avoid paying notice is the key …

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What is Just Cause?

Many people find themselves asking, just what is Just Cause? Just Cause is a legal term which means that if an employee is terminated based on their own misconduct then their employer need not pay them any notice. Effectively the employee has breached the contract of employment by their actions and so their employer has …

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Independent Contractors Can Be Owed Notice

In a world of increasing contract and part-time work, many people believe that they are not entitled to receive notice due to termination of their contact because they are independent contractors. However, the law is clear that in some instances those labelled as independent contractors can be entitled to notice. Many Independent Contractors Are Actually …

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