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Serious insight for serious situations.

Excerpt from City of Toronto Equity Symposium Keynote by Janice Rubin

During the last several months, many of you have probably found yourself waking up in the morning and thinking: who’s next? Which towering figure from the world of entertainment, art, politics, restaurants, media — you name it — will be toppled due to accusations of sexual harassment? I am an employment lawyer who has worked

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Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Ford Ev’ry Stream? How far must investigators go?

A decision out of the Federal Court of Appeal this month has provided a reminder for investigators that their approach, their reports and the eventual findings must be reasonable in order to pass judicial scrutiny. The decision, Emerence Miakanda-Batsika v. Bell Canada 2016 FCA 278, is an endorsement of a previous Federal Court decision (2014

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Problem employees: how can businesses survive them?

Recently, Kim Stacy, owner of the now defunct Emma’s Eatery in Nova Scotia, sparked a social media debate by complaining that a frustrating new generation of employees has helped put her out of business.  Ms. Stacy complained that during the nine years her eatery was open, young employees demanded to be paid dearly for working

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When Does An Employer’s Accommodation Actions Become Harassment?

When an employee requires accommodation following an injury or onset of a disability, an employer is often unsure where to draw the line in their communications and interactions with the employee. Accommodation is a collaborative process and it is important that the employer receives information and cooperation from the employee. At the same time, employees

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