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Fired superintendents can stay in apartment: Board

Employment contract allowed superintendents the option of staying and becoming regular tenants if employment was terminated

Ontario’s new sexual violence and harassment legislation

New legislation defining workplace sexual harassment — Bill 132 — receives Royal Assent

Unsafe trucker sent down the road

Truck driver’s unsafe passing of other trucks and poor attitude validated employer’s safety concerns

No discrimination when accommodation options are frustrated: Arbitrator

Worker was unable to continue with two separate return-to-work plans; information indicated old job duties weren’t feasible

Proposed Ontario legislation presumes PTSD in first responders is work-related

Post-traumatic stress disorder, first responders, and presumed entitlement to worker’s compensation benefits: What does it mean for Ontario employers?

Dismissal of pregnant employee for lying not discriminatory: Tribunal

Law firm dismissed pregnant employee for dishonesty after she lied about how and when she found out she was pregnant

Educational assistant wins mental stress benefits

Frequent assaults by special needs student were traumatic and not an expected part of the job: Tribunal
Lyndsay Wasser, co-chair of the privacy group at McMillan LLP, sat down with Canadian HR Reporter to discuss pitfalls and benefits of using social media to conduct background checks during the recruitment process. Liz Foster reports

Harassment Investigations

Practical tips on conducting a legally sound investigation from beginning to end
Date: Jun 1, 2016
Time: 12 - 1 pm ET
Cost: 69.00

Employee Off-Duty Conduct – Protecting the Workplace

The off-duty conduct of employees is a hot issue for employers right now. Here’s what your organization can do to protect itself
Defining what exactly is the workplace and who’s responsible for keeping it safe isn’t always cut and dried
Employers have a duty to remove barriers to equal participation in the workforce