Entitlement to parental benefits for birth of twins
The Federal Court of Appeal just confirmed that parents of twins could not jointly receive more than 35 weeks of parental benefits.
Another federal court case confirming child care obligations require accommodation
Here is Canadian National Railway and Seeley, another anticipated final decision, in which CNR employee Denise Seeley complained of discrimination on the ground of family status when the railway recalled her from unpaid leave, failed to provide relevant information about available family living arrangements, refused to consider her request to work nearer her home, generally made it difficult, if not impossible, for her to find child care, and consequently fired her.
Employer took reasonable action in response to online harassment of management
A public servants’ union blog pushed the boundaries of acceptable behaviour with offensive and insulting posts and comments about management and the work environment at an Ontario detention centre. It reached the point where the centre’s operational managers complained to the Public Service Grievance Board of harassment and a poisoned work environment, and related damage to their morale and health.
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