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New Parents, New Responsibilities: Help for Employers with Post-Parental Leave Concerns

A recent Globe and Mail article highlights the fears that new parents face as they contemplate returning to work after a parental leave. It also highlights the issues employers must address when those employees return to work. Since our employer clients often raise questions about post-leave matters, we would like to offer some helpful tips

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Bad News for Little Buddies

The Little Buddies Preschool Centre recently learned some valuable lessons about how human rights laws work in Ontario. Amber Lougheed had worked for Little Buddies as an Early Childhood Educator for just over a year when she learned that she was pregnant with her second child.  Ms. Lougheed was a single mother and so had

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This Partridge is Probably “Gettin’ Happy” Now

Lee Partridge worked originally as a dental hygienist for the Botony Dental Corporation and later as its office manager before she was fired following her return from a maternity leave in 2011.  She sued Botony for wrongful dismissal and for breach of both the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  In

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I Thought Training Was Supposed to Fix This

Two years ago, I attended a Compliance and Ethics Academy in Chicago and was certified as a Compliance and Ethics Professional. Since then, I regularly review publications and articles about compliance systems throughout North America and am often struck by the consistent manner in which training requirements and initiatives impact workplaces when they are included

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