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Workplace Privacy – Toronto Employment Lawyer

It is common practice for employers to require some personal information from employees in order to employ them, for instance: phone numbers, home address, Social Insurance Number, bank account information, emergency contact info etc. Most people do not think twice before giving away this information but your employer may also have the ability to access …

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Peace of Mind Contracts: Special Considerations for Wrongful Denial of Long-Term Disability Benefits

Insurance contracts are marketed and purchased for the security they offer the policyholder in the event of a loss. Specifically, with long-term disability policies, the policies are paid for in order to receive income replacement benefits upon being disabled and unable to work. An employee being denied disability benefits when unable to work can be …

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Workplace Accommodations and Mental Health – Toronto Employment Lawyer

As we slowly attempt to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health it is important for employers and employees to understand some of the challenges regarding identifying and accommodating mental health disabilities. Just like a physical condition, mental conditions can severely impact an employee’s work life. Ontario Human Rights Code Mental health is a protected ground …

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Short Service Employees & Inducement – Toronto Employment Lawyer

In employment law, inducement deals with how an employee started their relationship with their employer. If it can be shown that it was the employer that initiated the relationship and essentially enticed the employee away from their former secure employment at a different employer, then the length of service of that former employer can to …

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Top 5 Benefits of the Small Claims Court Process – Toronto Employment Lawyer

The Small Claims Court (SCSM)  as an option to pursue a civil claim can be highly advantageous and practical for a number of reasons. The SCSM process has the potential of being an expeditious way to settle your matter or obtain a judgment in a cost-effective, time-efficient manner with Monkhouse Law. We have set out …

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Staunching RCMP Harassment Culture – Toronto Employment Lawyer

Despite the fact that a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General) 2019 ONCA 205, found that there is currently no tort of harassment at common law, mounting societal pressure and changing cultural attitudes have catalyzed numerous lawsuits relating to workplace harassment in Canada and beyond. A Canadian class action against WestJet has …

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Half of Canadians Have No Disability Insurance: Survey, Toronto Employment Lawyer

An RBC Insurance survey has uncovered a growing inverse relationship between disability coverage and the need for time off due to disability among Canadian employees. It is becoming increasingly imperative of Canadians to be aware of, and understand, whether or not they have disability coverage, what that coverage looks like, and to have a plan …

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Second $100M class action settlement further sours RCMP reputation – Toronto Employment Lawyer

It is nothing less than a national tragedy that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) — a police force that used to be respected — is now dealing with a second $100 million class action sexual harassment settlement by female officers. For more than 100 years, the RCMP was a police force with integrity, distinction …

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