Adjudicator Upholds Termination for Breach of Employer’s Technology Policy

Time Published on May 07, 2015

A recent case involving a federal government worker serves as an illustration of some of the unique issues raised by employee misuse of technology.

Tag employment law,  privacy

Divisional Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Certification in Evans v Bank of Nova Scotia

Time Published on December 22, 2014

Ontario's Divisional Court has refused the Bank of Nova Scotia's application for leave to appeal the decision certifying a privacy class action to proceed.

Tag class actions,  privacy

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Time Published on July 07, 2014

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Tag human rights,  labour law,  privacy

What Information Must (or Can) an Employer Disclose to a Union?

Time Published on February 24, 2014

After nearly a decade-long legal battle, the Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that employers are not prohibited by privacy legislation from providing employee personal contact information to their union representatives.  The saga of this case carries lessons for employers with unionized and non-union employees alike.

Tag labour relations,  privacy

SCC Protects Union Rights to Strike-Related Activity over Public Privacy Legislation

Time Published on November 22, 2013

In a decision that will come as little surprise to many labour practitioners, on both sides on the union-management spectrum, the SCC has ruled that it is unlawful for Alberta’s privacy legislation to restrict a union’s right to photograph people entering a struck workplace in public view and posting the photographs on its website. The Province has been given 12 months to re-write the law.

Tag constitutional law,  labour relations,  privacy

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Time Published on August 20, 2013

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Tag aoda,  constructive dismissal,  employment law,  employment standards,  human rights,  labour relations,  occupational health and safety,  privacy,  wrongful dismissal litigation

The Supreme Court to Lay Down the Law on Random Alcohol Testing

Time Published on April 03, 2012

The Supreme Court recently granted leave to appeal a decision regarding a random alcohol testing policy out of a paper mill near the City of Saint John in New Brunswick.

Tag employment law,  labour relations,  privacy

Changes to Privacy Legislation: Impact on Employers' Handling of Employee Information

Time Published on November 15, 2011

The federal government has re-introduced legislation to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  Bill C-12, Safeguarding Canadians’ Personal Information Act, which was introduced on September 29, 2011, had been previously introduced in Parliament in 2010, but failed to be passed into law because of the intervening federal election.

Tag employment law,  privacy