Adrian Miedema

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Medical marijuana-using welder must give employer treatment records: arbitrator

A worker who used medical marijuana has been ordered to give his employer any medical records touching on his treatment. The worker was a long-service journeyman welder employed at the employer’s potash mine.  He claimed...more

6/7/2016 - Arbitration Canada Decriminalization of Marijuana Disability Discrimination Discrimination Employment Policies Marijuana Medical Marijuana Off-Duty Employees

Fired Employee Failed To Prove That Depression, Harassment Drove Him To Fight: Court

An employee who was fired for fighting after being harassed, did not prove that his harassment or depression caused him to fight. Therefore, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario was wrong to find that his firing was...more

9/12/2013 - Canada Discrimination Harassment Hiring & Firing Mental Illness Termination

Self Described “Happy Drunk” With Sleep Apnea Was Not Disabled: Adjudicator

“Not every ailment amounts to a disability”, an adjudicator has held, in dismissing an employee’s grievance. Employers who often wonder what types of ailments or conditions amount to “disabilities” will find this decision...more

5/14/2013 - Canada Disability Discrimination Discrimination

Alleged Sexist Comments At OLRB Safety-Reprisal Mediation Were Privileged, Could Not Form Basis For Discrimination Complaint

An alleged comment that “women don’t like to do that job”, and other discussions at an Ontario Labour Relations Board safety-reprisal mediation, were privileged and could not form the basis for a discrimination complaint, the...more

4/1/2013 - Canada Discrimination Gender Discrimination Privileged Testimony Remediation

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