Judge Refuses to Enforce an Amended Employment ContractI have written many blogs on the legal enforceability of employment contracts because judges are increasingly refusing to enforce them and I want employers to be live to this issue. Employers should assume that changes to employment contracts that benefit the...
Refusing a Disabled Customer Access to Washroom Costs Restaurant $10,000The Facts A 23 year old woman was born with a physical disability. As a result, she uses forearm crutches to mobilize which helps her with stability. One day she planned to meet some friends at a restaurant. When she arrived, she asked a server to use the washroom...
COVID-19 Update: The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – A Real Game Changer
This blog discusses recent COVID-19 update and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.
Constructive Dismissal Update: Employee Alleging Workplace Harassment Barred from Pursuing a Civil Claim
Constructive Dismissal Update: Claim for Damages Caused by Workplace Harassment thrown Out of Court by the WSIAT.
Doug’s Top 5 Employment Law Stories of 2019
2019 has been a relatively good news year for Ontario employers. This blog discusses the top 5 employment law stories of the year.
I Do Not Like Employee Handbooks. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.
When speaking with a client about other terms of employment that can be included in an employment contract, I always ask whether the organization has an Employee Handbook.
Wrongful Dismissal Update: Alleging Just Cause is a Legal Minefield
A recent case, Headley v. City of Toronto, 2019 ONSC 4496, shows that alleging just cause for termination for a long-service employee can be a risky and costly strategy.