This article outlines some human rights considerations when hiring employees in Ontario. Whether you are fresh into your first recruitment role, or a seasoned recruitment professional, understanding the proper and legal way of onboarding employees can make a tremendous difference when it comes to the company’s liability for discrimination.
As the practice of vetting job candidates through review of their social media presence becomes more prevalent, especially in industries and businesses oriented around interactive digital technologies, the question of whether employers are legally entitled to do so becomes an increasingly relevant one.
Are you one of the growing numbers of Canadian employers who are reluctant to provide employment references for former employees? Concerned you are going to be sued by a former employee for defamation if your reference is not positive enough?