For the first time, September 30 will mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This public holiday under the Federal Holidays Act and the Canada Labour Code is meant to give federal public servants and federally regulated employees an opportunity to recognize the legacy of residential schools.
In Czerniawski v Corma ( 2021 ONSC 1514) Justice Backhouse dealt with an allegation of just cause involving a 54 year old assembler with 19 years service.
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).