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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Limits on workplace mental stress claims ruled unconstitutional breach of equality rights

The statutory limits on workplace mental stress claims under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act constitute an unconstitutional breach of equality rights, according to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

Employer did not make a reprisal in response to refusal to perform work on Sunday

When an employee exercised his right not to work on Sundays, the employer chose not to offer him more weekday hours—but this was not a reprisal, according to the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

Employee’s profanity during call with supervisor was not cause to terminate

The vice-chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board has found that, following a phone conversation between an employee and his supervisor whereby the employee used extreme profanity, the employer was not entitled to terminate the employee for cause and place a property ban on the employee. How can this be?

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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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