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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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Employee forced to “take a demotion or go” awarded $104,499.33 in wrongful dismissal

In a recent Ontario court case, an employee told to “take a demotion or go” received $104,000 in wrongful dismissal.

Employee used OHS work refusal provisions to avoid work assignments that he did not like

In a recent Ontario case, an arbitrator upheld an employee’s termination because it was found that the employee used the Occupational Health and Safety Act‘s work refusal provisions to avoid work assignments he did not like.

Employee assistance program

This CRA document deals with whether an employer confers a benefit to an employee by paying premiums with respect to an employee assistance program. (In PDF)


Cristina Lavecchia

Cristina is an editor and researcher at First Reference. She is a licensed paralegal and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science major at York University. During Cristina's paralegal and undergraduate studies she studied employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance. Read more

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