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Tuesday, September 04, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

Regulator can determine dispute process, no procedural unfairness found, court rules Neil Abramson sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of a discipline committee in a complaint against a pharmacist as it determined there was no prejudice in the dispute process. Counsel involved in the case said this ruling will have implications for regulators across Canada. In Abdul v. Ontario College of Pharmacists 2018 ONCA 699, the court heard, that in 2012 the appellant, the Ontario College of Pharmacists, was informed that the respondent, Salam Abdul’s pharmacy, was taking back unused medications and redispensing them to other patients. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 @ 8:46 AM

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY - Liability of directors and officers

Appeal by the Crown from the refusal of the trial judge to hold Antonio Merante personally responsible for the actions of Pro-Teck Electric (Pro-Teck). Merante was sole shareholder, officer and director of Pro-Teck. Pro-Teck was hired as an electrical subcontractor to do the electrical work for a renovation. ... [read more]

Friday, August 31, 2018 @ 7:57 AM

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL - Constructive dismissal - Change to working conditions

Appeal by the employer from summary judgment awarding the respondent damages for constructive dismissal. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

Harsher penalties to stop workplace discrimination, boost accommodation | Stuart Rudner

The message seems clear: in 2018, people should not be prevented from working due to barriers that have no relation to their ability to do their job. And yet our courts and tribunals continue to award nominal compensation when organizations discriminate against candidates or employees in contravention of human rights legislation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 2:41 PM

Miller Thomson adds staff in Toronto, Vaughan

Miller Thomson LLP has added three new faces to its Toronto office, including a partner and two associates, and one new associate for its office in Vaughan, Ont. ... [read more]

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 9:55 AM


Appeal by the plaintiff from trial judgment in her wrongful dismissal action denying her compensation for the enhanced tax liability visited upon her as a result of the premature termination of her employment contract. ... [read more]

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

The influence of U.S. sexual harassment class actions in Canada womanatpodium_sm.jpg

Sexual harassment and discrimination class actions have never been more in the spotlight than they are today, and employers on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are examining their policies and practices. While class actions arising out of sexual harassment allegations are less common in Canada, we are seeing trends amid the current deluge of U.S. sexual harassment and discrimination class actions which are making their way to Canada — or have already arrived. ... [read more]

Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

B.C. Appeal Court case has potential to bring human rights protections to corporations: lawyer

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled it does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a labour arbitrator’s decision in a conflict between a union and a logging company owned by a First Nations band, and the union’s lawyer is saying the arbitrator’s ruling has the potential to lead to the application of the B.C. Human Rights Code to corporations in the province. ... [read more]

Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 10:50 AM

B.C. court rejects just cause termination of firefighter for impaired driving Car&keys_sm.jpg

Employers are faced with difficult choices when employees commit illegal acts off duty. Employers are often concerned about continuing to employ workers who do not comply with laws, even in their off time. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

Tech and taxes: From robots to the universal basic income robot_tax_sm

In July of this year a report came out identifying a looming erosion in Ontario’s tax base at a time when revenues will be required for the province’s aging population. The report was produced by the Mowat Centre, an independent public-policy think tank at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. It was called “Robots, Revenues and Responses: Ontario and the Future of Work.” ... [read more]