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Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Employee constructively dismissed after required to perform several extra functions in addition to his job

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that an employer constructively dismissed an employee after requiring the employee to perform several extra functions in addition to his job description without even providing a raise.

Employer accessed employee’s email without consent

An Alberta employer had no right to access a retired employee’s personal email messages, despite the employee leaving the web-based email service open on a corporate laptop and neglecting to change his password. In doing so, the employer violated the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

Accommodation only triggered upon full disclosure of disability

A recent Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench decision confirmed an employee’s obligation to prove an employer knew (or ought to have known) about his or her disability in order to establish discriminatory treatment. (In PDF)

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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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