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No implied right to or expectation of layoffs for Ontario employer

Layoffs had no precedent until 2 months previous

Restaurant constructively dismissed executive chef after reducing his salary and role

Restaurant cut chef's pay after funding from hotel dried up

Employer incorrectly assumes employee gave two weeks’ notice

Employee angrily said she quit but her actions afterwards indicated she didn't

Falsifying timesheets and not admitting it gets poor reception

Worker tried to explain away false timesheets

Last-chance agreement’s rule leaves little room for flexibility

Employee's desire to wait for union representation to be present wasn't allowed under agreement

Employee’s miscarriage a disability: Tribunal

Injury from a fall and a miscarriage followed by depression were disabilities that resulted in employee’s inability to work

Brief doctor’s notes not enough to prove disability

Vague notes left employer with insufficient information
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