First Reference company logo

First Reference Talks

News and Discussions on Payroll, HR & Employment Law

decorative image

Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

Was employee terminated improperly without notice?

An Alberta Employment Standards Umpire had to decide whether an employer had the right to terminate an employee’s employment without notice because of egregious conduct (i.e., dishonesty) giving rise to a fundamental breach of the employment contract.

Human rights grievance should have been investigated by CHRC

A government employee alleged discrimination on the basis of disability. She claimed her manager had harassed her and failed to accommodate her disability. The alleged harassment consisted of her manager calling her at home on a Friday evening and directing her to report to a new work location effective the following Monday. The failure to accommodate her disability consisted of the direction to report to the new location, which added to her daily commute.

Employer can monitor use of vehicles through telematics

Although employees have a right to privacy, the Ontario Labour Relations Board just decided that an employer was permitted to use telematics devices in company vehicles to monitor use of company vehicles both during and outside of working hours for legitimate business reasons, including fuel efficiency.

Follow me

Yosie Saint-Cyr

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
Follow me
Kindle

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments are currently closed.