Cannabis in the Workplace and Employer Rights

In a recent decision, Aitchison v L&L Painting and Decorating Ltd., 2018 HRTO 238, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) upheld the termination of an employee who was using cannabis at work, ostensibly for medical purposes. Background The employer was...

What employers should know about retracting an offer of employment

In Buchanan v Introjunction Ltd., 2017 BCSC 1002, the BC Supreme court made it clear that, in the absence of an express contractual provision to the contrary, an employer can be liable for damages if it retracts an offer of employment that has already been accepted,...
Unjust Dismissal – Federally regulated Employees

Unjust Dismissal – Federally regulated Employees

Unjust Dismissal – Federally regulated Employees Unjust Dismissal – Federally regulated Employees The Canada Labour Code Federally regulated employees are subject to the provisions of the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”). Section 240( 1) of the...
Unjust Dismissal – Federally regulated Employees

Working Notice

Working Notice Working Notice In Canada, in the absence of just cause, an employer must give an employee notice or payment in lieu of notice if the employer wishes to terminate the employment relationship. When an employer gives an employee notice of its intention to...