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
A supervisor’s e-mails to an employee were not harassing, an arbitrator has held, noting the employee’s friendly tone – “great game Thurs night” – and use of the “smiley face” in his replies to the supervisor’s e-mails....more
An employee did not have a right under occupational health and safety legislation to refuse work due to harassment, a Nunavut judge has held....more
Workplace violence and harassment was the most common category of compliance orders made by Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors in a recent compliance blitz in the manufacturing sector....more
Usually employees complain about their managers, not the other way around.
In an interesting case, a group of managers, who complained that their workplace had been poisoned by the employer’s inaction in the face of...more
Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors are conducting a winter safety blitz looking for the following...more