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Nurse fired after trying to hide restriction on treating patients

Nurse not allowed to be alone with female patients following sexual assault charge, but followed bad advice in trying to manage it himself

Back to compliance basics

5 Employment Standards Act compliance traps that commonly create risks

Employee assaults co-worker, gets $25,000 and reinstatement

Employer failed to consider evidence of medical condition that may have played a role in violent incident in the workplace

I showed up to work, where’s my parade?

How employers can legally motivate employees who are resolute in their unproductivity

Post-incident testing for serious incidents only

Employer had right to order employee to take post-incident drug and alcohol tests — but not for a minor incident where drug and alcohol use can be easily ruled out

A drink at lunch doesn’t breach ‘vague’ zero tolerance policy: Court

Alcohol on employee’s breath at meeting launches months of allegations and vague threats against him — and $48,000 in wrongful dismissal damages

Ontario’s new creed

Changes to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s policy on creed mean even bigger changes for Ontario employers
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

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
Courts disagree on the liability when a fixed-term contract’s termination provision is deemed too ambiguous
Employers should know the facts before responding to requests