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Clear Investigation Leads to Clear Cause: Recent Decision Showcases Importance of Proper Workplace Investigations

When addressing workplace harassment, the power of a thorough workplace investigation can be instrumental in justifying termination of employment for cause. The recent arbitration decision of Health Sciences Association of Alberta v Alberta Health Services [Health Sciences Association] illustrates how following a transparent and good faith investigation process that balances employee rights and adherence to […]

GETTING THE LAST WORD: RECENT DECISIONS UPHOLD SIGNED RELEASES AS FINAL AND BINDING

In a pair of recent human rights decisions across Canada, former employees made claims against their employers after signing a release. Despite these challenges to the finality of the releases, these decisions showcase the importance of releases as a tool for employers, as both claims were barred by their validly signed releases. In Kamal v […]