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Job Boards are Rampant with Illegal Job Ads. Should Anything be Done?

Job Boards are Rampant with Illegal Job Ads.  Should Anything be Done?

May 4 2017 Hat-tip to lawyer Jeff Dutton at @DuttonHRLaw for noting a job ad posted on the job posting website Indeed that was seeking:  “a few ladies and a…

Is a Decision to Terminate an Employee Tainted by Racial Discrimination Always Unlawful?

Is a Decision to Terminate an Employee Tainted by Racial Discrimination Always Unlawful?

May 1 2017 A recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal deals with the following interest question: What if an employer’s decision to terminate an employee is tainted by…

A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Rooms

A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Rooms

I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and…

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…

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…

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…

Is a Miscarriage a Disability?

Is a Miscarriage a Disability?

Cross-Reference to The Law of Work Book This entry relates to the scope of the definition of Disability and Sex discrimination under Human Rights Law, which is explored in Chapter…

Look! This Post Refers to Llamas, Ratites, and Emus!

Look!  This Post Refers to Llamas, Ratites, and Emus!

I’m goofing around with my Employment Law class, discussing the whacky, incoherent, exclusions from employment standards legislation in this country.  It’s always fun. Try your hand at this fun game…

With Power Comes Responsibility, Tim Hortons Learns

With Power Comes Responsibility, Tim Hortons Learns

November 10 2015 Cross-reference to  Law of Work text:   Chapter 2: The Law of What? Employment, Self-Employment, and Everything in Between With power comes responsibility.  Is that from Spiderman? The location of…

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