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

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