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What to do if You Love Your Job But it Doesn’t Love You Back | Lecker & Associates - Toronto Employment Lawyers

What to do if You Love Your Job But it Doesn’t Love You Back

No matter how much we love our job, there can come a time when an individual is undergoing a mental disability, such as tremendous stress, burnout, anxiety, and depression, and medical leave is both necessary and recommended by a physician. Prior to and in the wake of COVID-19, the mental health crisis has severely increased […]

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COVID-19 Return To Work | Top 10 Employee FAQS | Lecker and Associates

COVID-19 Return To Work | Top 10 Employee FAQS

When the COVID-19 emergency was declared in March, we expected signs of normalcy to return over the summer months. Now that the province has re-opened for business, we have come to grasp a new reality; learning to live safely with the virus. Let’s digest what this means for Ontario workers.  The Occupational Health & Safety […]

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COVID-19: No Excuse to Lay/Off Employees | Lecker & Associates

COVID-19: No Excuse to Lay/Off Employees

As the proverbial dust from the chaotic storm of events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic begins to settle, more and more cases addressing its impact on employee rights are being decided. In Ristanovic v. Corma Inc., and Eliyahu Asafov v Corma Inc., 2021, ONSC 4108, the employee Plaintiffs (who were successfully represented by Jordan Reiner […]

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THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL SHORT-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN: A Clear and Present Need in a Just Society | Lecker & Associates

THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL SHORT-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN: A Clear and Present Need in a Just Society

As employment lawyers, we regularly take on cases involving clients who have trouble accessing their employee benefits to get through short-term and long-term illnesses and injuries. Such benefits are administered by third-party private insurers. Claim processes are complicated and applications denied often, leaving ill, injured and disabled individuals to seek out legal services for recourse. […]

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Can Employers Force Employees to Vaccinate? | Lecker and Associates

Can Employers Force Employees to Vaccinated?

As COVID-19 vaccines are made available to an increasing segment of the population and vaccine rollout expands, many are excited about the prospects of returning to some semblance of normalcy. For many, this involves a return to the workplace. Accordingly, employees and employers will have to wrestle with the challenge of their legal rights and […]

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COVID-19, Layoffs, Termination Provisions | Lecker & Associates

COVID-19, Layoffs, Termination Provisions

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to rage and businesses are once again forced to shutter, more and more employees are finding themselves on the receiving end of a temporary layoff or a termination. For those employees who are placed on a temporary layoff, their job security and prospects of a return are left up in […]

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Iriotakis v Peninsula Employment Services Ltd. | Lecker & Associates

Iriotakis v Peninsula Employment Services Ltd.

This is a very informative wrongful dismissal case that sheds light on the issue of CERB payments vis-à-vis severance, as well as notice entitlements for employees terminated during the pandemic. Plaintiff (Mr. Iriotakis) was successfully represented by our law firm.   Mr. Iriotakis was terminated without cause on March 25, 2020. He was 56 years old […]

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Stress Leave in Ontario | Lecker & Associates

Stress Leave in Ontario

Workplaces continue to ignore the impact of the pandemic on employee mental health. Some choose to openly discriminate against employees with anxiety and depression, exacerbating the nature of the illness. Consequently, stress leave is on the rise in Ontario.

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Season to be Fired

T’is the Season to be Fired!

Your holiday spirit might be suppressed this year with all that has occurred in 2020. The pandemic ensured this was indeed the year to be fired and we expect job losses to continue. It is very important for employees to understand their employment rights and we hope this series of COVID-19 related blogs help you navigate your workplace matters.

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