Mental Health Leave

Taking Mental Health Leave From Work

Many workplaces refuse to accept employee mental health as a problem. They discriminate against employees suffering from anxiety and depression, often exacerbating the nature of the illness.

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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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Harassment at Work? Employers,Take Heed!

In an egregious case of harassment at work, a judge found an employer as culpable of harm as the employee who perpetrated the harassment, all because they neglected to act on her complaints. Employers must take heed. Workplace harassment can no longer be ignored.

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Fired for making a Complaint

A Toronto Police Service decision to dock a female officer eight hours’ pay for being part of sexually explicit online group chats will discourage other officers from bringing similar harassment complaints, says Toronto employment lawyer Bram Lecker. The timing also suggests there’s an indirect connection between the penalty handed down by the professional standards unit and […]

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Workplace Law for Cannabis Users

Cannabis use is legal in Canada for recreational and medical use. With no employment laws in place specifically addressing its use, employers have filled the gap with workplace policies. If you are a user, then you should understand the law enough to navigate the matter because some workplace policies are sparking heated debates.

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