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Workplace Harassment: Out of the Woods and Back at Work

Tiger Woods is returning to work this week to play in the Masters. His return to golf is predicted to bring an enormous boost to television ratings with everyone curious as to just what the reception will be like and how he will fare under the pressure. There are certainly parallels to a traditional workplace,

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Employee Dismissals and Terminations: Up in the Air…

…is where I was yesterday, returning from vacation. As I was flying, I had the opportunity to catch up on some films that I hadn’t seen, including the Academy Award nominated film, “Up in the Air”. For those of you not months behind in your film watching like me, you will know this is the

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The Mobile Workforce: Employment Transfers

I was speaking at the Ontario Bar Association’s Annual Institute 2010 program last week. The session was entitled “Navigating the International Assignment Maze” and I was asked to speak about employment law implications. Surprisingly, there are quite a few! Although we have heard less in the last few years about the mobile workforce or employees

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Wrongful Dismissal: A Procedural Sign of Things to Come?

An interesting case crossed my desk this week. It was the wrongful dismissal case of Whiteman v. Eastern Lift Truck Inc. 183 A.C.W.S. (3d) 87. The case was recently decided by Mr. Justice Ray of the Superior Court of Justice. What jumped out at me was how efficiently the plaintiff and his counsel made use

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