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Nodding off and sleeping at work does not constitute a “wilful” act warranting termination without notice
The vice chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board concluded that an employee was still entitled to termination pay in lieu of notice because of actions, sleeping on the job, did not constitute “wilful misconduct” as stated in Regulation 288/01…
Family status includes eldercare obligations
The federal court recently confirmed that the prohibited discrimination ground of “family status” under the Canadian Human Rights Act includes eldercare obligations. (In PDF)
Project manager convicted of criminal negligence causing death and bodily harm
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that the Crown proved beyond a reasonable doubt that a project manager was criminally negligent in causing the deaths of four workers and bodily harm to one involved in a workplace accident.