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Employee who described workplace as a “sh*t hole” on Facebook found justly terminated

Everyone has that one “friend” on social media who is an over-sharer. You know what they are thinking at all times and exactly what they are doing throughout the day. But, how much information is too much information? Would you consider expressing exactly how you feel about your boss or your workplace on social media? Is that “too far”? According to an arbitrator, it was for one employee.

Six ways to prepare for marijuana legalization

In just one year, marijuana is expected to be legalized in Canada. However, there are no details on what this means and what tools will be made available to employers. (In PDF)

Pension and benefit plan provider breaches privacy law causing employee to lose life insurance coverage

Many of us have called service providers to change basic information, such as a mailing address. You pick up the phone, speak to a representative, and the change is made; no big deal, right? This seamless scenario may not always be the case. Any little misstep on an organization’s part can cause grief not only for the customer, but also for the organization itself. This proved to be true when an employee complained, to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the Commissioner), that her employment pension and benefit provider disclosed her personal information to a third party without her consent.


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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