Knowing what your options are when it comes to complex Ontario and Canadian employment law is critical in order to make a decision on whether to proceed with legal action and litigation as an employee or employer. Find a series of blog posts designed to help inform and educate yourself on employment laws.
Before you terminate an employee’s contract, do you have just cause for the termination and can you prove it? A court of law will need you to prove that the termination was justified and you have not acted unlawfully, or you will have to compensate the employee for wrongful dismissal - read this article and learn more.Read More
Every employee must be aware of their rights and what they are entitled to should they find themselves on the outs with their employer. Read this post to learn about reasonable notice, how it works and what you should expect in a severance package.Read More
The issue of potential prejudice and discrimination can often present itself in the course of employment interviews. Some employers may choose to ask personal questions during the interview process.Read More
There are two main types of private pension plans in Canada: (1) defined benefit plans; and (2) defined contribution plans. Defined benefit plans provide its members with a specific pension benefit on retirement.Read More
Bill 67, an act proposed to amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 has been a lot in the news with its reference to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PSTD]. Any anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to a traumatic event or experience with symptoms that may include flashbacks, nightmares and intense feelings of fear or horror is defined as PSTD.Read More
You may have experienced discrimination in the workplace based upon traits such as your gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. What protects you from workplace discrimination on prohibited grounds, and what options might you have?Read More
Losing a job can be one of the most stressful things to happen in life, but at one point or another, many of us will feel the sting of losing a job. But being dismissed without cause, or worse, for reasons specifically prohibited by employment laws such as the Ontario Human Rights Code, can make the blow even harder to take. Depending on the situation, however, you do have options.Read More