Attendance Management in Today’s Workplace

Can an employer request a medical note for every employee absence from the workplace? Is it disciplinary to give an employee a warning letter for poor attendance at work? Should employers treat…

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Ontario Court of Appeal Rules No Tort of Harassment

In the recent decision of Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 205, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) overturned a lower court decision which had recognized a freestanding “tort of harassment.”…

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Federal Budget 2019: Disability Issues in Focus

On March 19, 2019, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled his fourth federal budget (the “Budget”), ahead of the next election in October.  The Budget, entitled Investing in the Middle Class, claims to…

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