The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: Workplace violence; age as a protected ground under human rights legislation; and the return-to-work process and the role of healthcare providers.
It is understood that domestic violence has been known to effect employees at work in a number of ways; a recent study shows that the problem is widespread.
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: a matter that looks at just cause for dismissal; a claim of discrimination in relation to cessation of benefits upon turning the age 65; and claims that address bonus payments on termination.
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: An FAQ that addresses an employee harassment complaint; a case that looks at accommodating an employee with a disability; and a notification regarding upcoming minimum wage increases in British Columbia.
In a recent decision in an Ontario labour arbitration, at issue was a fight that broke out amongst a few employees. The employer terminated all of those employees that were involved in the fight citing that they had violated the company policy by participating in such aggressive behaviour.
Here are a few suggestions on how to keep the busy holiday season a safe and enjoyable one at your workplace.
Last month brought some tragic reminders of the reality of workplace violence and harassment and the obligations that employers have under Occupational Health and Safety Act).
Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with Alberta’s compassionate care leave; a reprisal claim for allegation of harassment under OHSA; and accumulated unused sick leave payout.
A recent investigation and ruling by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (“HRSDC”) has found that OC Transpo, the public transit operator in Canada’s capital city, is not doing enough to protect its bus drivers from workplace violence as required under the CLC.
With sunshine and vacations you would expect the office to be a happier place during the summer. However vacations can increase the workload on co-workers, foster intermittent and missed communications and add to the stress level of employees who are struggling to meet a deadline before they go on vacation or coming back from vacation to an overloaded inbox. Rising temperatures can equal rising tempers!