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Author Archive - Meghan Ferguson

Meghan Ferguson is legal counsel for Human Resources, Sales, Finance and Communications. She provides advice for people and transactions. Previous employment: Kellogg Company, Devry Smith Frank LLP, Hudson's Bay Company, and in the employment standards, labour and health & safety divisions at the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Read more

Tribunal finds limits on mental health claims unconstitutional

Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) has found that the limit on mental health claims under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (“WSIA”) is unconstitutional.


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Can an employee be ordered to provide notice of termination?

An employee can be required to provide proper notice of resignation. Failure to do so could result in the employee paying damages to the employer.


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Class action certified in Elliot Lake mall roof collapse: Claim of negligent inspection against MOL

On February 13, 2014, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in Quinte v. Eastwood Mall and certified a class action against the owners of the Mall, the City of Elliot Lake and the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The action was brought by two business owners in the Mall.


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Seasonal employees may be eligible for severance pay but not termination pay

The holiday rush has ended. Financial reports are in and layoff notices have been issued to some employees. What about severance pay for seasonal employees?


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Should employees talk about mental illness?

This month media campaigns are encouraging people to talk about mental illness. This raises the question about whether employees should talk to their employer about mental illness or remain silent for fear of losing their jobs.


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