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A sobering decision for random alcohol testing in the workplace

On June 14, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on management’s right to unilaterally implement random alcohol testing in a unionized workplace. (In PDF)

Court reverses arbitrator’s decision and upholds termination of sexual harasser

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, just reversed the decision of an Ontario labour arbitrator and upheld an employee’s termination. The employer terminated an employee who sexually harassed another employee in an elevator. It was clear that the employee had been doing this to his co-worker for about five years and had never stopped when she asked him to stop.

Employer discriminated against employee with cancer

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal just found that an employer discriminated against an employee who suffered from two cancer diagnoses in a row on the grounds of physical and mental disability. What’s more, the tribunal noted that there were instances of insensitive and objectionable treatment, even though they did not breach the Human Rights Code.

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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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