Integritas Workplace Law Blog

Employee’s Duty to Mitigate

When an employee is terminated without cause, the law requires the employee to mitigate his/her loss by diligently searching for alternative employment. In order to discharge this duty, the terminated employee must take steps that a reasonable person would take in the... read more

Video Surveillance and Employee Privacy

A very recent decision from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia (OIPC), 2017 BCIPC 58, is a reminder to employers about employee privacy and when it is acceptable to conduct video surveillance. Background In June 2017, a video... read more

Managing Employee Performance

Many organizations conduct formal performance reviews, typically once a year. While such reviews can be an invaluable tool for evaluating employees, if done poorly, without preparation, they can be counter-productive and harmful to the organization. For employee... read more

Discriminatory Action Complaints

Employers have many obligations under the British Columbia Workers Compensation Act (the “Act”) and the related WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (the “Regulation”). Employer obligations include providing a safe workplace, establishing a valid... read more

Employer’s Duty to Inquire

McNish v. Electronics Boutique Canada and others, 2017 BCHRT 32 (“McNish”) a decision earlier this year by the BC Human Rights Tribunal on an application to dismiss, illustrates an employer’s duty to inquire about the need for accommodation, when it... read more

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