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Termination of ‘simmering ball of negativity’ justified

The labour arbitrator recently ruled that an Ontario city acted reasonably when it fired a “simmering ball of negativity” who showed no likelihood of learning from his actions.

Termination of disabled employee justified by poor performance

A large retailer did not discriminate against a disabled employee when it terminated him less than four months after he suffered a work-related injury that left him with pain and difficulty using his hand, according to a recent Alberta Human Rights Commission decision.

Accommodating employees who observe Ramadan

Every year Ramadan starts at a different date, as it is dependent upon the sighting of the new moon and last 30 days. During Ramadan, Muslims must fast from dawn until dusk and refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking during fasting hours. Employers may receive requests for accommodation from Muslim employees.

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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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