Facing Problems, Employer Buries Head in Sand

Written by Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, First Reference Inc. Many readers will remember the Bugs Bunny cartoons that featured an ostrich who would bury its head in the sand to avoid a predator or some other form of imminent danger. …

Employee Wins Historic Amount of Damages for Sexual Harassment and Workplace Discrimination

by Lewis Waring, Paralegal, Law Student, Editor, First Reference Inc. In NK v Botuik (“Botuik”), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) awarded a former employee $170,000.00 for sexual harassment and gender discrimination, the second-highest amount of damages ever awarded …

Flexibility to Start or Leave Work Does Not Impact Original Employment Contract

A latest Ontario appellate determination confirms that employer flexibility in granting occasional requests, such because the time to begin and finish work, doesn’t at all times modify the unique employment contract. Fast information The worker on this case labored as …

Discriminatory Hiring Practices a Blind Spot in the Legal Industry

Written by Lewis Waring, Paralegal, Editor at First Reference In Moore v Ferro (Property), 2019 HRTO 526 (CanLII) (“Moore”), a British-trained lawyer licensed to observe in Ontario utilized for a place at a regulation agency and was denied. The applicant …