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The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Neoliberal

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Neoliberal

Here’s an interesting subject for industrial relations students.  You might have seen recent stories about how a Chinese/Canadian coal mining consortium was granted permission by the Federal government to bring…

On an Employer’s “Duty to Inquire” Into an Employee’s Disability

On an Employer’s “Duty to Inquire” Into an Employee’s Disability

An employer decides to dismiss an argumentative, insubordinate employee.  Afterwards, the employee files a human rights complaint claiming she suffers from a mental disability that influenced her performance and therefore…

Doorey’s “Beginner’s Guide to the Charter and Work Law”, Version 2.0

Doorey’s “Beginner’s Guide to the Charter and Work Law”, Version 2.0

Back in 2010, I posted on my SSRN site a paper called “The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Workplace Law: A Guide for Beginners”.   The landscape has changed since…

Work Life: A New Comic Strip on Work Law

Work Life: A New Comic Strip on Work Law

For my new textbook on Canadian labour and employment law, which I’m writing during my present sabbatical, I’m considering a running comic strip. The strip will run through the book,…

Employment Law Challenge: Does Ontario Law Prohibit Child Labour?

Employment Law Challenge: Does Ontario Law Prohibit Child Labour?

I was asked by one of my students the other day, as we discussed the issue of child labour in India that was in the news last week, what law…

Can New Brunswick University Refuse to Employ Gay Teachers?

Can New Brunswick University Refuse to Employ Gay Teachers?

Can a ‘Christian’ university refuse to hire gay teachers? This is an issue I’ve discussed before, relating to a Baptist university in the U.S.   Then, I considered whether an…

Reconsideration Heard in Human Rights Decision Ordering Damages Based on $1.25 per Hour Wage Rate

Reconsideration Heard in Human Rights Decision Ordering Damages Based on $1.25 per Hour Wage Rate

The Human Rights Tribunal hear in Ontario just heard a reconsideration submission relating to a decision I discussed earlier this year.  Here is a newspaper story discussing the recon hearing.…

When Does Winning an ESA Complaint Bar an Employee from Bringing a Human Rights Complaint?

When Does Winning an ESA Complaint Bar an Employee from Bringing a Human Rights Complaint?

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal issued a decision last week that caused my eyebrows to raise ever so slightly. The decision involved  an application for reconsideration of an earlier decision…

Privacy Commissioner Joins Chorus in Condemning Employers Who Seek Passwords to Social Media Accounts

Privacy Commissioner Joins Chorus in Condemning Employers Who Seek Passwords to Social Media Accounts

Those of us who have argued that it is unlawful (and immoral) for employers to demand secret passwords to social media accounts of job applicants received more support today from…

Maryland Legislates Ban on Employers Requesting Facebook Passwords

Maryland Legislates Ban on Employers Requesting Facebook Passwords

I’ve done several posts lately on the question of whether an employer can demand job applicants provide their passwords to Facebook.  My take was that it would be a violation…