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Is it Legal to Record My Employer or Manager? | Lecker and Associates

Is it Legal to Record My Employer or Manager?

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 […]

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Work-Life Balance | Lecker & Associates - Disability and Employment Lawyers Toronto

Work-Life Balance

As the years go by, the reality and expectation to accommodate work over personal life have become more normal. In the case of Hilton v. Norampac Inc (2003), represented by Principal of Lecker & Associates Bram Lecker, the court reviewed facts regarding child care commitments that interfered with employment. Michael Hilton, the plaintiff, worked for […]

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GoodLife Fires Hundreds of Fitness Instructors in Toronto | Lecker & Associates

GoodLife Fires Hundreds of Fitness Instructors in Toronto and Across Canada

A decision to fire around 100 fitness instructors in the Toronto area sent shockwaves through the industry this week. Several people connected with GoodLife Fitness contacted blogTO about the sudden firing, concerned about colleagues and friends who had lost their jobs. “Goodlife Fitness just fired dozens of employees with decades worth of experience via email,” […]

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Non-Medical Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccines Pose Challenges for Canada’s Human-Rights Commissions

Non-Medical Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccines Pose Challenges for Canada’s Human-Rights Commissions

The growing use of vaccine mandates and subsequent requests for non-medical exemptions have thrust Canada into uncharted territory as employers, human-rights officials and lawyers try to navigate a complex new reality with little legal precedent. Canadian human-rights commissions have experienced a surge in calls and complaints linked to vaccine mandates, prompting new questions about how […]

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Air Canada Suspends More Than 800 Unvaccinated Workers Under New Federal Rules | Lecker and Associates

Air Canada Suspends More Than 800 Unvaccinated Workers Under New Federal Rules

MONTREAL – Air Canada has suspended more than 800 employees for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in line with federal rules. The vast majority of Air Canada’s 27,000 cabin crew, customer service agents and others have received both shots, chief executive Michael Rousseau said Tuesday. “Our employees have done their part, with now over […]

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Unfair Covid Layoffs and Wrongful Covid Dismissals | Lecker & Associates

Unfair Covid Layoffs and Wrongful Covid Dismissals

Show. on CTV /CP24 “ ASK A LAWYER – Employment Law. at 9:30 every Weds night. It’s another morning at work and through the elevator door that cries out for some grease, past that anxious infernal clock that runs too fast, the faint smell of bitter coffee and carpet freshener wafting in from the kitchen, […]

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What To Do If You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work? | Lecker & Associates - Disability and Employment Lawyers Toronto

What To Do If You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work?

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 […]

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Vaccine, Testing & Mask Mandates | Can I be Fired if I Refuse to Comply? | Lecker and Associates Law

Straight Talk on Vaccine Mandates – Your Rights as an Employee

We are now seeing more employees refusing to comply with workplace vaccination policies. As a result, some are either being terminated or placed on unpaid leave. Some employment lawyers have publicly stated their beliefs and opinions that failing to comply with a mandatory vaccination policy is grounds for dismissal with just cause. However, it is […]

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