If you become temporarily disabled due to an illness or injury, your employer must offer reasonable accommodation so you can continue working. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently expanded the definition of disability to include circumstances uniquely faced by pregnant women.
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Employment Insurance? Laid Off and Wondering What To Do? | Your boss has just fired you. Shell shocked, you come home not knowing what to do. If your employer provided you with a bunch of papers when you left, keep them safe. Catch your breath and give yourself a few days to gather your thoughts.
Class Action Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuit Filed by Contract Workers in Ontario. | Seven thousand contract workers filed a class action wrongful dismissal lawsuit against utilities retailer, Just Energy. They claim that this business unjustly enriched itself by classifying them as independent contractors when they were actually employees.
Fired? Busted for misconduct outside work? Have you ever wondered how your behavior outside work impacts your job status? | Ken Pagan for allegedly throwing a beer can towards an outfielder at a baseball game. Shawn Simoes, caught on tape screaming obscenities at a female reporter. Jian Ghomeshi, accused of unwanted sexual violence.
This is the highest ever compensation award for contract workers in Canada and we hope the message is loud and clear. Ontario’s top court has made the ground rules crystal clear. Employers can no longer give the self serving title of “independent contractor” to vulnerable workers who are not that independent. – Bram Lecker Feb 2016