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Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Divisional Court reaffirms that employees may be required to accept alternative job offer to mitigate damages

In Ghanny, Justice Belobaba held that a former employee’s wrongful dismissal action could not succeed because he failed to mitigate his losses after rejecting another position offered to him by his employer. (In PDF)

Amendments to employment and labour law to protect vulnerable workers

On December 4, 2013, the Ontario government tabled Bill 146, Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2013, to amend several pieces of employment and labour legislation to provide more protection to the province’s vulnerable workforce while increasing fairness for both employees and businesses

Employer wrongfully dismissed employee for refusing to sign updated list of duties

The British Columbia Provincial Court recently found an employer could not terminate an employee for cause simply because she refused to sign an updated list of employment duties.

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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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