A wrongful dismissal time warp – When is two years really six?

Time Published on December 24, 2019 User Stringer LLP

Thankfully, the Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed that employees cannot await the conclusion of criminal proceedings to judge the strength of their wrongful dismissal claim before commencing a lawsuit against their former employers.

Tag employment law

Looks like a Duck: ONCA Returns Telecommunications Construction to Provincial Jurisdiction

Time Published on December 13, 2019 User Stringer LLP

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision serves to remind employers that the presumption of provincial jurisdiction over labour relations will only be displaced in the clearest of cases.

Tag construction labour relations,  labour law,  labour relations

Immigration Issues in M&A Transactions

Time Published on November 01, 2019 User Stringer LLP

When immigration issues in M & A transactions are flagged promptly, timely steps can usually be taken to avoid potentially serious consequences.

Tag employment law,  immigration

Tribunal Awards Four Years’ Lost Wages to Job Applicant Who Lied About Immigration Status

Time Published on September 24, 2019 User Amanda Boyce

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently awarded $101,363.16, representing four years’ lost salary, and $15,000.00 for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect to a job applicant who was denied a position after lying about his ability to work legally in Canada on a permanent basis.  

Tag employment law,  human rights,  immigration

Embracing the #MeToo Movement

Time Published on September 18, 2019 User Stringer LLP

#MeToo has quickly caught wind as a widespread movement that sheds light on the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, particularly in the workplace. As a result of the movement, society’s attitudes towards workplace sexual harassment have started to change; but, has this impacted how courts and tribunals approach sexual harassment cases?

Tag employment law,  human rights,  occupational health and safety

Register Now for our Annual Conference

Time Published on September 11, 2019 User Stringer LLP

Registration is now open for our 33rd Annual Employers' Conference.  Reserve your seat now.

Tag employment law,  labour law

No “Passing the Torch”: Only Unions and Employers (Not Grievors) May Bring Judicial Review Applications

Time Published on August 13, 2019 User Stringer LLP

The Divisional Court recently confirmed that employees unhappy with their union’s handling of a grievance or the result, will not be afforded the opportunity to attack an unfavorable arbitration decision by initiating judicial review proceedings.

Tag labour law,  labour relations

Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Employee Benefits Fraud at Baycrest Hospital

Time Published on July 11, 2019 User Stringer LLP

Ryan Conlin quoted in the National Post and speaks with CTV News and 610 CKTB Radio re Multi-million dollar employee benefits fraud allegedly involving 150 Baycrest Hospital employees.

Tag employment law,  labour law

Frank Portman Appointed to Advocates' Society Labour and Employment Practice Group

Time Published on July 05, 2019 User Stringer LLP

We are pleased to announce that Frank Portman has been appointed as a member-at-large to the Advocates' Society Labour and Employment Practice Group.


Save the Date!

Time Published on June 28, 2019 User Stringer LLP

Mark your calendars on November 6, for our 33rd Annual Employers' Conference.

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Can a Corporate Director face a Personal Injury Suit for a Workplace Accident? Alberta Court of Appeal Says Yes!

Time Published on May 14, 2019 User Stringer LLP

The fundamental principle of workers’ compensation across Canada is that workers who suffer an injury “in the course of employment” give up their right to sue their employer and others in tort, in exchange for access to the no fault workers’ compensation benefit system.  However, there are exceptions to this principle, which may expose uninsured workplace parties to significant liability, including directors, as a recent case from the Alberta Court of Appeal shows.

Tag general litigation,  workers compensation

Think You Suffered Family Status Discrimination? First Things First – Were You Employed in Ontario or B.C.?

Time Published on April 16, 2019 User Stringer LLP

The law governing family status discrimination under human rights legislation is unsettled and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  A new decision from the British Columbia Court of Appeal only deepens this divide, which it appears only the Supreme Court of Canada may bridge.

Tag human rights

Does Human Rights Legislation Apply to Job Ads on Facebook?

Time Published on April 12, 2019 User Amanda Boyce

Technological advancements frequently outpace the law’s ability to respond to the challenges they create. With the click of a button, employers can now reach hundreds or even thousands of potential job applicants by posting advertisements on online platforms. But research suggests that this convenience is facilitating certain recruitment practices that may be discriminatory.

Tag employment law,  human rights,  labour law

Has BC Court opened the door to more court claims of harassment?

Time Published on April 09, 2019 User Stringer LLP

A recent case from the British Columbia Court of Appeal suggests that courts may have broader jurisdiction over human rights claims than they have previously asserted.

Tag class actions,  employment litigation,  human rights

Employer’s Just Cause Assertion Backfires, Results in $1,000,000 in Liability

Time Published on February 28, 2019 User Stringer LLP

Ontario’s Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial decision in which an employer’s tactical pursuit of a just cause defence and counterclaim backfired catastrophically and resulted in a cumulative award of over $1 Million.

Tag employment litigation,  wrongful dismissal litigation