May 29, 2019

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice case of Bassanese v. German Canadian News Company Limited et al., is a cautionary tale of the financial consequences when an employer ignores complaints of harassment and terminates the employee’s employment rather than addressing the complaints.

Child Care – Employers Must Accommodate

Taxi Company Not Liable for Driver’s Sexual Assault

December 5, 2017

In Ivic v. Lakovic, 2017 ONCA 446, a taxi driver was accused of sexually assaulting a passenger in the taxi. To what extent is the employer liable for Read More...

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$1,000,000 Punitive Damages Against Wal-Mart Reduced by Court of Appeal

June 17, 2014

In Boucher v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp., the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld high compensatory damages and reduced but did not eliminate punitive damages a Read More...

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Facebook Comments Discriminatory, Violate Human Rights Code

July 4, 2013

In Perez-Moreno v. Kulczycki (“Perez-Moreno”), the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal determined that an employee’s comments on her personal Facebook Read More...