Worker wins damages after colleague says racial slur

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered a man who used a racial slur to pay $1,000 in damages to a colleague who overheard the comment in a workplace lunchroom.

Posted:
September 19, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Injured migrant worker to get partial benefits

IAVGO's Maryth Yachnin says the ruling is the first of its kind because it opens the door for migrant workers to receive benefits past the 12-week mark if they're injured on the job.

Posted:
September 18, 2018
Article source:
Law Times
Posted:
September 17, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Shady sales tactics aren't just a problem for consumers — they're a problem for young workers, too

Junior employees are first and foremost eager to fit in. This makes them particularly vulnerable to pressure.

Posted:
September 11, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario jobs numbers contradict fears about raising the minimum wage

Ontarians were warned that passage of Bill 148 would cause massive job losses and hurt Ontario's economy, but the numbers show those predictions have failed to materialize.

Posted:
August 29, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

September 11: Health And Safety Rights at Work for Newcomers

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Scarborough YMCA Newcomer Information Centre, 10 Milner Business Court # 600, Scarborough 

To register: 416-609-0218 ext. 30042

Topics to be covered include Occupational Health and Safety Act, history of WHMIS, the Ontario Human Rights Code, workplace harassment and workplace violence.

Posted:
August 28, 2018
Article source:
Settlement.Org

New and Revised CLEO Publications - August 21, 2018

CLEO is pleased to announce the following new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge.

Posted:
August 21, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

There's a new legal protection for sexual harassment complainants

A woman witness in a wrongful-dismissal lawsuit will be able to have her own lawyer, thanks to a novel decision by an Ontario Superior Court of Justice master.

Posted:
August 20, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Liberals move to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave

The proposed benefit will allow employees in federally regulated workplaces time off to leave their abusive partners.

Posted:
August 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

On the Radar: New rules about working while getting Employment Insurance

People can work part-time while getting most types of EI benefits. Some of the rules about how much of their earnings they can keep changed on August 12, 2018.

Posted:
August 15, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)