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3 BASIC RIGHTS OF WORKERS IN ONTARIO-WHAT YOU MUST KNOW Every person employed in Ontario has the right to work in a safe environment. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (“the Act”) has established safety procedures for employees in the workplace and entitled them to three fundamental rights. These includes the right to know about workplace health and safety hazards, the right to participate in making decisions about workplace health and safety and the right…
3 BASIC RIGHTS OF WORKERS IN ONTARIO-WHAT YOU MUST KNOW Every person employed in Ontario has the right to work in a safe environment. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (“the Act”) has established safety procedures for employees in the workplace and entitled them to three fundamental rights. These includes the right to know about workplace health and safety hazards, the right to participate in making decisions about workplace health and safety and the right…
5 SIGNS YOU ARE IN A POISONED WORKPLACE All employees have the right to work in an environment free from discrimination and harassment. However, in the circumstances that an employee is subject to pervasive insulting or degrading offensive actions that make the workplace hostile or unwelcoming, a poisoned or toxic work environment is created. Things that Constitute a Poisoned Work Environment 1.   Verbal Abuse Abuse comes in a variety of forms, not all of which…
List of Rules Which Apply to Ontario Employers in Cases of Mass Termination Pursuant to section 58(1) of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), a mass termination occurs when an employer terminates 50 or more employees at the employer’s establishment in the same four-week period. However, this does not apply to temporary layoffs in Ontario due to the Covid-19 pandemic. a.   Notice to Director of Employment Standards Employers must submit Form 1 (Notice of Termination…
What is Reinstatement Reinstatement can occur under certain circumstances where an employee who has been terminated is entitled to resume their previous employment. Generally, there are three ways for an employee in Ontario to achieve reinstatement. An employee can either claim human rights violation, retaliation, or right to reinstatement under the Canada Labour Code. When an Employee is Eligible for Reinstatement i. When termination constituted violation against the Human Rights Code Human rights legislations protect…
What is Reinstatement Reinstatement can occur under certain circumstances where an employee who has been terminated is entitled to resume their previous employment. Generally, there are three ways for an employee in Ontario to achieve reinstatement. An employee can either claim human rights violation, retaliation, or right to reinstatement under the Canada Labour Code. When an Employee is Eligible for Reinstatement i. When termination constituted violation against the Human Rights Code Human rights legislations protect…
What is Workplace Suspension Work suspension occurs when an employer relieves an employee of their duties, but the employment relationship persists. During a suspension, an employee can either be paid or unpaid. In 2018, after being suspended improperly by his employer, an employee was awarded $100,000 in punitive damages (Filice v Complex Services Inc., 2018 ONCA 625). This article gives an overview of what is workplace suspension on Ontario and legal rights of employees. Reasons…
What is Workplace Suspension Work suspension occurs when an employer relieves an employee of their duties, but the employment relationship persists. During a suspension, an employee can either be paid or unpaid. In 2018, after being suspended improperly by his employer, an employee was awarded $100,000 in punitive damages (Filice v Complex Services Inc., 2018 ONCA 625). This article gives an overview of what is workplace suspension on Ontario and legal rights of employees. Reasons…
What is Termination of Employment? If an employer stops employing or discharges an employee from his duties this is called termination of employment. It is also referred to as dismissal or permanent lay-off. Employee can be dismissed on his own free will or that decision can be made be the employer itself. If you have been a victim of wrongful dismissal and looking for a termination lawyer in Toronto, call Stacey Ball now at (416)
What is Termination of Employment? If an employer stops employing or discharges an employee from his duties this is called termination of employment. It is also referred to as dismissal or permanent lay-off. Employee can be dismissed on his own free will or that decision can be made be the employer itself. If you have been a victim of wrongful dismissal and looking for a termination lawyer in Toronto, call Stacey Ball now at (416)