Employers may be surprised to learn that, whether they are aware of it or not, they could already have violated provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). As of June 2, 2022, employers who employed 25 or more employees on January 1, 2022 must have a written policy on “disconnecting from work”, which has been termed in the media as the ‘right to disconnect’.
policy and procedures
In World-Class Risk Management, I review the eleven principles in the ISO 31000:2009 global risk management standard and condense them to just six.
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, in French v Selkin Logging, found that an employer did not discriminate based on the ground of physical disability by refusing to allow the employee from smoking marijuana at work. The company’s zero-tolerance policy for drugs constituted a bona fide occupational requirement (BFOR).