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2013 preliminary Employment Insurance premium rate

The 2013 Employment Insurance (EI) premium rates have been published…

Employer’s inability to eliminate all smells in the workplace to help employee with hypersensitivity to scent

On August 14, 2012, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled that an employee with a hypersensitivity to certain scents did not experience discrimination based on a disability in employment as a result of her employer’s inability to eliminate all smells in the workplace.

Aggressive and insubordinate behaviour: dismissal upheld

An Ontario labour arbitrator just dismissed an employee’s grievance and upheld the employer’s termination of the employee following some aggressive and insubordinate behaviour. The arbitrator considered several factors to determine this was not a case where a last chance agreement and lesser discipline were suitable, given that there was still a possibility the employee would re-commit the same wrongdoings.

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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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