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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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Nodding off and sleeping at work does not constitute a “wilful” act warranting termination without notice

The vice chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board concluded that an employee was still entitled to termination pay in lieu of notice because of actions, sleeping on the job, did not constitute “wilful misconduct” as stated in Regulation 288/01…

Family status includes eldercare obligations

The federal court recently confirmed that the prohibited discrimination ground of “family status” under the Canadian Human Rights Act includes eldercare obligations. (In PDF)

Project manager convicted of criminal negligence causing death and bodily harm

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that the Crown proved beyond a reasonable doubt that a project manager was criminally negligent in causing the deaths of four workers and bodily harm to one involved in a workplace accident.

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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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