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The weird world of employment law sometimes compels employees to go back to work for the very employer which fired them. Recently, just such a case played out in the Ontario Superior Court. (In PDF)

Failure to ask employee about questionable expenses prior to termination means no just cause

A case decided by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice last month is a potent reminder of how difficult it is for employers to justify terminations for cause, even when the employee’s workplace behaviour is highly questionable. (In PDF)

Employer and manager both liable for human rights violation against pregnant employee

The vice-chair of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal just ruled that an employer and manager were both liable for discrimination on the ground of sex when an employee was denied work and then terminated without notice after approaching the manager to voice her concerns about new form-fitting uniforms that made her uncomfortable because they would highlight her already visible pregnancy.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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