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Pay Equity Complaints

Ontario’s Pay Equity Act, introduced two decades ago, makes it illegal for organizations to pay women less to perform the same job as a man. Yet, The gender wage gap remains stubbornly pervasive, with women generally earning 25% – 30% less than their male counterparts. Here’s what you need to know about filing a pay equity complaint.

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Misconduct outside work

Can You Be Fired for Misconduct Outside Work?

With alcohol flowing freely at office and private Christmas parties this time of year, some of us will exhibit improper behaviour. If you have never wondered how misconduct outside work impacts your job status, then the reach of social media and public shaming should give you pause. Can your employer fire you for inappropriate behaviour outside of work?

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Be wary when signing termination clauses: Lecker

By Rob Lamberti, AdvocateDaily.com Contributor Termination clauses are one of the most litigated sections of employment contracts and could make the whole agreement void if not written precisely, says Toronto employment lawyer Bram Lecker. “There’s a variety of things that will blow up a contract unless it’s perfectly written — and I mean perfectly,” says Lecker, […]

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Understanding the importance of workplace harassment policies

Employers need well-defined policies that are readily accessible to staff to prevent workplace harassment, Toronto employment lawyer Bram Lecker tells Advocate Daily. Lecker, principal of Lecker & Associates, says workplace harassment can result in fines and subject orders, such as apologizing and paying compensation. “We have three avenues for the same kind of conduct. There is the Occupational Health […]

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Fired | The Grinch menacingly looking out from behind a sigh that says yeah, happy holidsays & all

‘Tis the Season to be Fired!

Everyone is imbued with the holiday spirit this time of year. Everyone it seems, except our large corporate employers. In our experience during the festive season, precisely 6 weeks before the end of the year, more pink slips are handed out than any other period in the calendar year. They fly out like confetti at a Santa Clause parade. So once again we note, t’is the season to be fired.

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