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CASES AND TRENDS

Poor attitude, performance makes fixed-term contract even shorter

Insults, insubordinate behaviour gave just cause to terminate executive's contract before its end date: Court

Pregnant server constructively dismissed and discriminated against

New owner felt server didn’t fit with sports bar's new image and tried to get her to quit: Human Rights Tribunal

Vale employees fired after assaulting picket-line crosser

Workers claimed it was a chance encounter but evidence pointed to premeditated ‘scab hunt’: Arbitrator

Voluntary severance program not discriminatory: Arbitrator

Labatt's incentive payment calculated from earnings of last day worked, which was lower for workers on LTD

Revelation of feelings leads to messy situation at work

Nurse revealed romantic feelings towards supervisor but couldn’t accept rejection when it wasn't mutual

Settlement restores most slashed benefits to GM retirees

Class action suit launched after company cut healthcare and life insurance benefits during economic downturn

Is a drug-free workplace a thing of the past?

Medical marijuana creates a buzz for employers
Neena Gupta, a lawyer with Gowlings in Kitchener, Ont., discusses the impact Canada's aging workforce will have on employers.

How to Get the Best Talent and Keep It: A Guide for Employers

Learn best practices for attracting the best people to your organization and avoiding liability
The duty to accommodate doesn’t just rest with the employer; employees must do their part as well
Jian Ghomeshi case highlights issues around disciplinary process