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Published on: 10 Dec 2013 By ,

Terminating Employees on Job-Protected Leaves: Can I do it?

I recently blogged about the Expanding World of Job-Protected Leaves. In short, over the course of the last 12 years, new job-protected leaves have been added to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) at an ever-increasing pace. Employers sometimes call me expressing concern about su…

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Published on: 14 Nov 2013 By

The Expanding World of Job-Protected Leaves: What’s Next?

Not too long ago, pregnancy and parental leaves were the only job-protected leaves under Ontario’s employment standards laws.1 Over the course of the last 12 years, new job-protected leaves have been added to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”)2 at an ever-increasing pace: Persona…

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Published on: 26 Jul 2013 By

“Hot” Issues In Labour & Employment

In her latest blog post, Beth Traynor looks at the impact of extreme heat in the workplace. A 2012 Labour Relations Board decision found that extreme heat can be an ‘Act of God’ and justification for sending employees home if there is a threat to their safety. Beth also discusses the importa…

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Published on: 11 Jun 2013 By

Employees With Scent Sensitivities: A Case Study

Many employees have sensitivities to fragrances found in the workplace. This can  lead to headaches, nausea and other symptoms that can hinder an employee’s ability to remain on the job. In this case study, Mary Lou Brady looks at a case involving scent sensitivity and gives tips to employer…

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Published on: 30 May 2013 By

Tattoos and Trustworthiness – Discrimination for Decoration?

Do you have tattoos?  Do you trust professionals with tattoos? Fashion is constantly changing and more and more people have tattoos and are displaying them in the workplace. In her latest blog post Beth Traynor looks at a 2012 Labour Arbitration decision on whether or not a hospital could ba…

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