At the end of the employment relationship, an employer will often offer a separation package to an employee in exchange for a signed full and final release. The release is valuable to the employer as it provides certainty that any and all issues relating to the employment relationship have been resolved. Ideally, the release will provide the employer with a shield against any future complaints that the employee may try to raise.
Sometimes that can be a good thing. I have produced such a list since And so, with another year coming to a close, it is once again time for this Ontario employment lawyer to provide his picks for the Top Five Cases of Importance to Ontario Employment Law!
Sexual harassment does not often occur in full public view. Since there are often no witnesses or material evidence to these comments or conduct, issues of credibility often arise in sexual harassment claims. Repeated conduct directed at one person is not needed.
Summarized below are a selection of Human Rights Tribunal decisions in cases where the Human Rights Legal Support Centre provided representation to the applicant at the hearing. Many cases are resolved before a hearing takes place at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Bento worked in a restaurant where she was harassed by her co-worker, the kitchen manager, who would often criticize her body, tell her she should lose weight, and comment that it was no wonder that her husband left her.
Employers can follow these practices to help meet their workplace harassment legal responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Download PDF. It can prevent workers from doing their jobs effectively.
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Summarized below are a selection of Human Rights Tribunal decisions in cases where the Human Rights Legal Support Centre provided representation to the applicant at the hearing. Many cases are resolved before a hearing takes place at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. See Negotiating Results in Human Rights Cases for examples of how the Centre negotiated changes to business practices to prevent discrimination from happening to someone else.
Workers, supervisors and employers have rights and duties when dealing with workplace violence and harassment. Use this guide to know yours. Download PDF.