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CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ 9700-803/2013 – Psychological health and safety in the workplace – Prevention, promotion, and guidance to staged implementation: a voluntary standard for an involuntary problem

The final version of the Psychological health and safety in the workplace standard- Prevention, promotion, and guidance to staged implementation was released on January 16, 2013 and is now available for download for free.

Damages for wrongful dismissal awarded as per ‘rule of thumb’

Although the Ontario Superior Court of Justice disagreed with the employees’ “rule of thumb” proposals of one months’ pay for each year of service and a cap of 24 months, the Court awarded this to the employees anyway because it was reasonable in the circumstances of this case.

Employer not convicted when employee ignored instructions and caused accident

The Ontario Court of Justice just set aside two convictions against an employer after learning that an employee who caused a collision and injuries was only hired to clean cars, not drive them. It was clear from the evidence that the employer hired the employee to clean cars and specifically told the employee not to drive cars.

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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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