Weilers LLP

The Employer’s Poor Financial Circumstances Are Not Important In Wrongful Dismissal

June 8, 2016 By Brad Smith “…an employer’s poor economic circumstances do not justify a reduction of the notice period to which an employee is otherwise entitled …” The Ontario Court of Appeal stated this on November 23, 2015 in Michela v. St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School. Three employees were employed on successive year to year […]

Serving Up Equality In The Workplace: The Ontario Human Rights Commission Releases Policy Position On Gender-specific Dress Codes

June 8, 2016 On March 8, 2016, International Women’s Day, The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a policy position calling for an end to discriminatory, sexualized dress codes that discriminate on the basis of sex and gender identity. Many Ontario employers, particularly in the food and beverage service industry, require female service staff and bartenders to […]