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Ordering drug test OK; dismissal after positive test not

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Air Canada worker deserved suspension, not firing

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Debra Pepler, scientific co-director at Prevnet.ca 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
Some employers just can't resist lashing out at employees
Yes, an employee can be fired for doing something on her own time, even if her behaviour has nothing to do with work