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Whistleblower Protection Laws In Canada

Whistleblower Protection Laws In Canada

Almost always, whistleblowers act out of altruistic intentions to bring a wrongdoing to the attention of their supervisors. But some employers may not like them sticking their nose where it does not belong. So, what should you do when you see something seriously awry at your workplace?

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Fired While Ill | man in a hospital gown trying to walk with a walker

Fired while Ill?

Illness and disability may cause you to take time off from work. During this time, you will be particularly vulnerable. Sadly, some employers act shortsightedly in such circumstances. Pegging you as “damaged goods”, a few may try to frustrate you into an unwilling resignation. Others may block you from accessing your disability benefits. And the worst offenders will outright fire you while you are ill.

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How a U.S company advanced Canadian Labour laws

Ontario Labour Laws Advanced By U.S. Company

In 2009, Kohler Company from the U.S. purchased Canac Kitchens, a Canadian cabinet manufacturer. Three years later, they shut down the manufacturing plant terminating jobs in a fashion that was as un-Canadian as it could get. They inadvertently ended up strengthening Ontario labour laws in the process.

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Protections for Contract Workers Podcast

Protections for Contract Workers Podcast

If you primarily work on contract, then Bram Lecker discusses how Ontario’s employment laws protect you. Dependent contractors are now recognized as having the same rights under the law as employees.

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