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Allegations of unfairness not discriminatory
In a recent matter, heard before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, an employee filed an Application alleging that he was subjected to differential treatment on the basis of Human Rights Code grounds that resulted in disadvantage to him. Specifically, the employee claimed discrimination with respect to employment based on disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age and that he was subject to reprisal contrary to the Code (section 8).
Make sure there is a clear termination provision in the contract
In a recent matter, heard before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court found that the termination provision that was set out in the employment contract was clear enough to be valid and enforced. This meant that the employer could rely on the provision to justify the payment made to the employee when he was terminated without cause.
New sexual harassment protections and employer obligations
The government of Ontario has introduced new legislation addressing sexual harassment under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. (In PDF)
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