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Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

A 51 year old woman has filed a human rights complaint alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in a job competition to become a police officer, the Toronto Star…

Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

It’s getting harder and harder to find full time academic jobs, but my School at York has just posted for two tenure-stream Assistant Professor jobs. Here are the postings on…

Guest Blog: Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation

Guest Blog:  Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation

The first post of the new school year is a Guest Blog by labour lawyer Craig Bavis, a partner at my old law firm Victory Square Law Office in Vancouver.…

Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford has a new paper exploring freedom of association that draws heavily on recent developments in Canada and that engages with the scholarship of University of…

TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees:  Arbitrator

July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner…

Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report Finally Released

July 27 2016 The long-awaited Interim report of the Changing Workplaces Review has finally been released. Here it is. It’s well known in the labour law community that the Liberals…

NBA’s Decision to Pull All-Star Game from Charlotte Recalls Alberta’s Defiance Over ‘Sexual Orientation”

NBA’s Decision to Pull All-Star Game from Charlotte Recalls Alberta’s Defiance Over ‘Sexual Orientation”

I love when sports interacts with employment law. You may have seen yesterday’s announcement that the NBA has pulled the All-Star game from Charlotte North Carolina over a discriminatory law…

Supreme Court in Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Federal Employers Need a Reason to Fire Employees

Supreme Court in Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Federal Employers Need a Reason to Fire Employees

July 14 2016 The Supreme Court of Canada did today what most employer lawyers expected they’d do when it ruled that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in the Canada Labour Code ousted…

Announcing the Roy Adams’, CIRA “Canadian Freedom of Association Award”

Announcing the Roy Adams’, CIRA “Canadian Freedom of Association Award”

July 12, 2016 Professor Roy Adams (Emeritus, McMaster) is well known to industrial relations and labour law scholars in Canada and around the world for his great work spanning decades…

Nova Scotia Amends Labour Standards Code to Block Hockey Class Action Lawsuit

Nova Scotia Amends Labour Standards Code to Block Hockey Class Action Lawsuit

July 11, 2016 A very good investigative sports reporter from TSN named Rick Westhead informed me the other day about a quiet little amendment made to the Nova Scotia Labour…