Does Unpaid IDEL Trigger a Constructive Dismissal? Court Declines to AnswerIn a recent case, Taylor v. Hanley Hospitality Inc., 2022 ONCA 376, both lawyers asked a three judge panel of the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) to decide whether a law which allows an employer to force an employee to take an unpaid leave under the ESA’s IDEL...
Workplace Bullying: Does My Employer Have To Intervene?
An employer is responsible for investigating any complaints of workplace bullying and harassment made by employees / Occupational Health and Safety Act
Constructive Dismissal and Covid-19
Over the past few months, we have received many questions from concerned employees about changes to their jobs. Some have experienced reductions in hours, others have had their pay cut, others are being asked to complete new or different tasks.
COVID-19 Update: Do Reduced Hours of Work or a Temporary Lay Off Constitute a Termination or a Constructive Dismissal? The legal waters just got murkier
Do reduced hours of work or a temporary lay off constitute a termination or a constructive dismissal during Covid-19? ? The legal waters just got murkier.
COVID-19: What a Difference A Month MakesIn over 30 years I have never seen one topic dominate my employment law practice like COVID-19 has over the last three weeks. Some Ontario businesses have gone from working at 100% capacity to 0% because the Ontario government has declared these businesses as...
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.