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Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 1:03 PM

Is there employment life after #MeToo? | Stuart Rudner

What is an employer to do when they receive an application from someone that they know, or suspect, was previously outed as a sexual harasser? ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 12:28 PM

CROWN - Crown privilege - Parliamentary privilege

Appeal by the President of the National Assembly of Québec (President) from a judgment of the Québec Court of Appeal setting aside a decision of the Superior Court allowing an application for judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 11:58 AM - Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 4:25 PM

SCC rules 7-2 that parliamentary privilege does not pre-empt grievances from workers fired by Quebec’s legislature Justice Andromache Karakatsanis

In a far-reaching clarification of the scope of the parliamentary privilege of legislatures across Canada, the Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 that the speaker of Quebec’s National Assembly cannot rely on such privilege to immunize from review by a labour tribunal his decision to fire three security guards for on-the-job misconduct. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Bias in a world of hashtag justice | Robert Harvie

There was a time where “public influence” was generally left to the wealthy and the connected and to dominant mainstream media publications. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

Doug Ford’s disruptive repeal of Bill 148 stackunstack_sm.jpg

As if the tumult surrounding the invocation of the notwithstanding clause by Premier Doug Ford’s government a few weeks ago was not enough, less than one year into its inception, Ford has announced the Ontario government’s proposed repeal of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 @ 11:17 AM

Discrimination claimed in British Columbia medical residency placements Lisa Feldstein, Lisa Feldstein Law Office

The system of matching medical school graduates with residencies is coming under fire in B.C., with a petition before that province’s Supreme Court saying the system in place violates the Charter rights of Canadians who have pursued their education outside the country. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

Appeal offers a look at inner workings of Ministry of Immigration inner_workings_sm

A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision, Jean Pierre v. Canada 2018 FCA 97, is worth a read for any immigration law practitioner. The case provides a unique look into the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada and the roles and duties of different officers. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 3:08 PM

Quebec steps up fight against corruption in construction industry moneyhands

In November 2015, the Charbonneau Commission — a commission of inquiry created by the Quebec government to investigate certain practices in the construction industry — released its report, which included 60 recommendations to prevent and eliminate corruption in the construction industry. ... [read more]

Monday, October 01, 2018 @ 11:53 AM

Employment lawyers to define difference between bullying and legit management Katherine_Ford_sm

If a boss routinely stands over an employee and micromanages that worker’s every move, is this workplace bullying? What about bosses who tend to raise their voices or admonish subordinates in front of others? What if they angrily take aim at one’s age, gender or ethnicity? ... [read more]

Monday, October 01, 2018 @ 9:14 AM

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Evidence - Burden of proof

Appeal by Paul from a decision of the Appeals Tribunal upholding the respondent’s decision to discontinue the appellant’s benefits on the basis that the appellant had consistently given low effort and had offered no objective evidence to challenge the occupational therapist’s findings after the functional capacity assessment. ... [read more]