So often I am asked if it is legal to record one’s employer. Other times, I am asked whether one should record their employer. I typically begin the conversation by differentiating what is legal and what is reasonable in the context of employment law. In Ontario, we have one-party consent with respect to recordings which […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Everyone looks forward to a pay raise and bonus this time of year. And perhaps you are in line for a promotion. What happens if they don’t arrive? Are you still entitled to them?
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.
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 […]
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.
“The Bell Effect” is how some healthcare workers have come to describe the symptoms of Bell Canada employees who have recently come out with allegations of a toxic workplace culture against their employer. What does a toxic workplace look like and what can one do about it? Find out.