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May 28, 2015
2 sisters from Mexico awarded more than $200,000

May 22, 2015
Former CEO says company created poisoned work environment, denied him bonus of $50 million

May 21, 2015
Did it on day meant to raise awareness of LGBT issues

May 20, 2015
Hydro One's quick action in dealing with employee acting rudely on TV raises issue of off-duty conduct as just cause for dismissal

May 20, 2015
Construction company and owners, crane company and owner fined total of $100,000 after worker rescued from crane by helicopter during fire

May 19, 2015
Include failing to provide appropriate equipment, information

May 13, 2015
Trial court didn’t properly consider evidence on whether employee’s breach of policy constituted just cause
May 6, 2015
Decides they should no longer automatically lose their jobs

Apr 24, 2015
Over 1,000 have to wait for claims to be assesed

Apr 13, 2015
Target, Gap among employers probed about 'on-call shifts'

Apr 6, 2015
No proof of 'continuing' conspiracy to raid each other for talent

Mar 26, 2015
Looking to stop 'benefit tourism'

Mar 12, 2015
Drivers contend they are employees, not contractors – now a jury will decide
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Foreign worker had positive Labour Market Opinion but visa officer felt worker’s language skills and qualifications didn’t meet requirements for truck driver position

Differing case law raises debate over validity of termination clauses that may or may not comply with legislation, depending on the timing of the termination

Supervisor can’t put harassment complaint behind him, leading to second complaint

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Next Issue: June 24, 2015
Debra Pepler, scientific co-director at and a psychology professor at York University in Toronto, talks about the significant impact bullying and harassment can have in the workplace. Anastasiya Jogal reports.

Mitigation: How to Keep the Damage to a Minimum

When facing a demand for dismissal damages, it’s important to be familiar with a dismissed employee’s duty to limit those damages
Employers aren’t legally allowed to make deductions from employees’ pay – but does doing so constitute a fundamental change to the employment contract?
Yes, an employee can be fired for doing something on her own time, even if her behaviour has nothing to do with work