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Jail nurse faced abuse, health and safety risk from manager

Nurse and other employees at jail shocked at angry manager’s breach of harassment policy, safety protocols

Dependent contractors awarded 26 months’ notice of termination

Cabinet-making couple started off as employees then became subcontractors but employer still essentially controlled their business

Employee wants $100,000 for racial discrimination – and gets $3,500

Worker complained of several incidents breaching harassment policy, but employer met its obligations in some of them

Human rights damages in wrongful dismissal lawsuits

Ontario courts are increasingly using previously little-used powers to award human rights damages

CPR worker’s angry phone calls not just cause for dismissal

Worker’s conduct was ‘inappropriate and unprofessional’ but not reason for dismissal; worker’s lack of co-operation with investigation worsened appropriate discipline

Employer changes mind about changing worker’s hours

Employer told worker he was getting new shift hours but backtracked when worker protested

End of the line for insubordinate worker

Employee claimed dismissal was related to his union work, but insubordinate comments and behaviour were not related
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