Confidentiality clauses are common in settlement agreements between employers and employees. Two recent decisions illustrate the possible consequences – for employers and employees of breaching such clauses. (In PDF)
In the recent decision, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal awarded an applicant 14 months’ lost wages and $15,000 damages for injury to the applicant’s dignity, feelings, and self-respect despite finding that the applicant suffered no discrimination under the Human Rights Code. (In PDF)
An individual can apply for an Old Age Security (OAS) pension no earlier than 11 months before their 65th birthday, or no earlier than 11 months before the date they wish their pension to start. Effective July 1, 2013, individuals can choose to delay receiving your Old Age Security pension for up to five years.