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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Court looked at more than Bardal factors when awarding reasonable notice

The Supreme Court of British Columbia awarded a terminated employee reasonable termination notice by considering elements other than Bardal factors including reasonable expectation of job security, the presence of a non-competition agreement and the impact on the employee’s health due to the stress of the termination.

Punitive damages for failure to investigate workplace harassment brought back to earth but still substantial

The Ontario Court of Appeal has substantially reduced a record-setting $1 million in punitive damages against a retail employer and $100 000 in punitive damages against a former manager. These damages were reduced to $10,000 against the manager and $100,000 against the company. (In PDF)

Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2013

Provincial and territorial data for 2013 on labour productivity and its related variables for the business sector by industry are now available. (In PDF)

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

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 18 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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