Employment lawyers spend a lot of time thinking about age. A worker’s age can have a myriad of implications, ranging from available training opportunities to the impact of different generational norms. Age is also frequently a focus in wrongful dismissal litigation. The seminal decision of Bardal v. Globe & Mail Ltd., 1960 CanLII 294 (ON SC) specifies that a worker’s age is one of the key components that must be assessed when determining dismissal entitlements.
Earlier this month, the provincial government extended the Work Income Protection Benefit program until December 31, 2021.
Workplace investigations have become substantially more common in recent years. In large part, this has been driven by statutory changes which mandate that employers must conduct investigations in certain circumstances (such as where allegations of harassment or violence are raised).