On June 14, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on management’s right to unilaterally implement random alcohol testing in a unionized workplace. (In PDF)
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, just reversed the decision of an Ontario labour arbitrator and upheld an employee’s termination. The employer terminated an employee who sexually harassed another employee in an elevator. It was clear that the employee had been doing this to his co-worker for about five years and had never stopped when she asked him to stop.
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal just found that an employer discriminated against an employee who suffered from two cancer diagnoses in a row on the grounds of physical and mental disability. What’s more, the tribunal noted that there were instances of insensitive and objectionable treatment, even though they did not breach the Human Rights Code.
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