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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with limits on workplace mental stress claims; employee refusal to work on Sunday; and how an employee’s profanity towards a supervisor was not cause for termination.

 

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Slaw: Should workers’ compensation pay for injured worker’s medical marijuana?

A recent Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench decided that an injured worker should have his case heard on its merit to determine if his medical marijuana should be paid for by workers’ compensation.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

Release signed on termination deemed unenforceable: The Ontario Superior Court of Justice just struck down an “unconscionable” release signed on termination of employment.. Hard lessons for Home Hardware: Home Hardware’s advertising speaks of “home owners helping home owners.” A decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal suggests that where Home Hardware could use some help […]

 

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Quebec’s age-based workers’ compensation rule is discriminatory

A Quebec workers’ compensation tribunal has ruled that reducing injured workers’ income replacement benefits at the retirement age of 65 is unconstitutional because it discriminates on the basis of age, contrary to both the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (section 10) and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (section 15).

 

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