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Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Human resource issues can be challenging for volunteer boards

Human resource issues can be challenging for volunteer boards of not-for-profit and condominium corporations. Even when a board has delegated responsibility for day-to-day operations to a paid executive director, there will be times when a board executive or HR committee or a full board will become involved in personnel issues. (In PDF)

Harassment not related to gender – human rights complaint dismissed

The chair of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal recently decided that an employee was not harassed based on the prohibited ground of gender because she could not establish a prima facie case of harassment. It turned out that there was some harassment involved, but this harassment had to do with a peculiar and historic combative relationship between the employee and her harassers.

Termination was excessive despite identical first safety violation

An employee committed a safety violation (failure to lock-out) for a second time and was terminated. The first time, he received a one-day suspension. The Ontario arbitrator found that the termination was excessive and should be substituted with a disciplinary measure amounting to a six-month suspension without pay along with a last-chance agreement.

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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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