In the recent decision in Ontario (Labour) v New Mex Canada Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal found that it may be appropriate to impose harsher sentences for offences under the Occupational Health and
Continue Reading Ontario Court of Appeal says “moral blameworthiness” a factor in sentencing for Occupational Health and Safety Act offences

A recent decision by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) found that an employer, while seeking to reduce its workforce, dismissed an employee on the grounds of family status and physical disability, rather than
Continue Reading Employee dismissed based on family status and physical disability, Alberta Human Rights Tribunal rules

On April 27, 2018, the Parkland Institute of the University of Alberta and the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre released a joint report on workplace safety in Alberta entitled Safer by Design: How Alberta Can Improve
Continue Reading Report on workplace safety points to increased activity by government agencies in enforcing health and safety rules

In Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Canada Inc., 2017 ONCA 873, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) overturned the motion for summary judgment and confirmed that the purchaser of a business’ assets (as opposed to a
Continue Reading How considerate of you to offer! No obligation to offer employment on the same terms after an asset purchase