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CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL HELD AN EMPLOYEE’S DISMISSAL DURING A LEGITIMATE CORPORATE RESTUCTURING WAS STILL DISCRIMINATORY

In Luckman v Bell Canada [Luckman], the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal of Canada (“CHRT”) found an employee was discriminatorily dismissed despite the dismissal of 125 other employees during the employer’s corporate restructuring. Although the employer initially claimed the employee’s dismissal was due to performance issues, no evidence existed to support same. Instead, the employee’s manager […]

Laura Williams on Global News – Hamilton Today Radio Show – August 19,2022.

Williams HR Law Managing Partner Managing Partner Laura Williams recently appeared on Global News Hamilton Today with Ted Michaels to share her insights on the recent dismissal of CTV’s Lisa Laflamme and provide relevant considerations for employers involved in high-profile dismissals. Listen to Laura’s clip here:   Listen to the full recording of the Show […]

ESA UPDATES GUIDANCE ON NEWLY MANDATORY ELECTRONIC MONITORING POLICIES

On July 13, 2022, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development updated its online guide to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 [ESA] to include guidance with respect to the requirement for employers with 25 or more employees to create a written policy on electronic monitoring of employees (“EM Policy”). This guidance from the government provides more information for […]

RECENT CHANGES TO ONTARIO’S INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE

After several extensions, Ontario’s Deemed Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“Deemed IDEL”) has expired on July 30, 2022, in accordance with O. Reg. 228/20 (the “Regulation”) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). Employees whose hours of work or wages have been temporarily reduced or eliminated for reasons related to COVID-19 will no longer be deemed […]