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Disability Denied! | Lecker & Associates | Toronto Disability Claim Lawyers

Disability Denied!

Many Canadian employees feel the security and comfort of having disability income protection included as part of their employment benefits package. Unfortunately, new hires are so enamored with the initial contract, usually described in a glossy benefits booklet that they do not bother to read the fine print. In so many cases, if tragedy strikes […]

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Air Canada Suspends More Than 800 Unvaccinated Workers Under New Federal Rules | Lecker and Associates

Air Canada Suspends More Than 800 Unvaccinated Workers Under New Federal Rules

MONTREAL – Air Canada has suspended more than 800 employees for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in line with federal rules. The vast majority of Air Canada’s 27,000 cabin crew, customer service agents and others have received both shots, chief executive Michael Rousseau said Tuesday. “Our employees have done their part, with now over […]

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Urgent Employment Insurance Benefits Information | Lecker & Associates

Urgent Employment Insurance Benefits Information

Service Canada has updated its website to include guidance for employers issuing a Record of Employment for any employee who refuses to comply with a mandatory vaccination policy which will, in turn, affect the employee’s right to collect Employment Insurance (“EI”) benefits in the event that their employment is terminated. The guidance does not outright […]

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COVID-19: Anticipated Repercussions on Employee Disability Claims | Lecker & Associates

COVID-19: Anticipated Repercussions on Employee Disability Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound effects on Canadians’ mental and physical health. An Ipsos poll conducted earlier this year found that 56 percent of those surveyed reported increased feelings of social isolation, depression, and anxiety due to the pandemic and related lockdowns. We are beginning to learn that those who have contracted the virus […]

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Unfair Covid Layoffs and Wrongful Covid Dismissals | Lecker & Associates

Unfair Covid Layoffs and Wrongful Covid Dismissals

Show. on CTV /CP24 “ ASK A LAWYER – Employment Law. at 9:30 every Weds night. It’s another morning at work and through the elevator door that cries out for some grease, past that anxious infernal clock that runs too fast, the faint smell of bitter coffee and carpet freshener wafting in from the kitchen, […]

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Infectious Disease Emergency Leave | IDEL Legislation | Lecker and Associates

Infectious Disease Emergency Leave

A Primer on IDEL Legislation. Wrongful Dismissal or Layoffs In response to the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Ontario government introduced Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) legislation on June 1, 2020. It allowed employees, who were affected by COVID-19 illness, to pursue a protected leave of absence while tending to their […]

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What To Do If You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work? | Lecker & Associates - Disability and Employment Lawyers Toronto

What To Do If You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work?

Employers are responsible for creating and maintaining a work environment free from all harassment, including sexual harassment. Legally, a company must respond to and address any complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace. If you believe you are being sexually harassed at work, contact a sexual harassment lawyer to discuss your legal options. What is […]

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6 Signs Your Boss Might Be A Narcissist | Lecker & Associates - Disability and Employment Lawyers Toronto

6 Signs Your Boss Might Be A Narcissist

Many of us, unfortunately, encounter a bad boss at some point in our careers. But a narcissistic boss creates its own special kind of headache. At worst, they can chip away at your self-esteem by constantly needling you over your perceived faults and outright insulting you on a constant basis. They are always perfect; you […]

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