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Q: I had a formal complaint given to me yesterday about one of our male employees regularly looking at one of our female employees in a “creepy way.” She said “a leering look.” The female employee does not want her name mentioned, but does the male employee not have a right to know who is submitting a formal complaint against him? I take this very seriously, and just want to make sure that I handle this in a proper/legal way. Can you give me some advice/suggestions?

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Employee properly fired for workplace violence threats, despite his mental disability

In the following matter, the trial judge concluded that the employer did not engage in discriminatory conduct under Ontario’s Human Rights Code when it fired its employee. The trial judge reasoned that the employer was not aware of the employee’s mental disability and had no indication of it until after he was terminated for cause.

Current and upcoming minimum wage

In British Columbia the minimum wage is increasing on September 15, 2016.


Cristina Lavecchia

Cristina is an editor and researcher at First Reference. She is a licensed paralegal and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science major at York University. During Cristina's paralegal and undergraduate studies she studied employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance. Read more

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