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College constructively dismisses director in restructuring of research centre

Applied research director given opportunity to create own position, but it was significantly less in scope and influence

‘Bullets’ comment made in heat of illegal strike not harassment

Comment and gesture made in frustration; not every inappropriate comment is harassment under employer’s policy: Arbitrator

‘Workplace’ definition confirmed for health and safety purposes

Federal Court confirms decision tying obligation to conduct safety inspection to employer’s control over location

Be mindful of the future with termination provisions

Ontario court decision finds termination clauses aren’t valid if they could violate employment standards in the future

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
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

What Employers Need to Know Today About Harassment in the Workplace

Lessons learned from high-profile cases to implement a culture of respect in your organization
Date: Jun 16, 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
‘Elbowgate’ incident in Parliament shows need for workplace violence awareness everywhere
The nature of circumstances that need to be accommodated continues to grow