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Investigation into harassment allegations against Concordia creative writing prof over

Investigation into harassment allegations against Concordia creative writing prof over Nearly two years after allegations of sexual misconduct in Concordia University's creative writing program were first raised, an independent investigation into one of the former professors in the program, Jon Paul Fiorentino, is now complete. However, the outcome of the investigation isn't clear. CBC obtained a copy of a [...]

By | 2019-10-16T14:47:04+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Election talk can be bad office politics, workplace expert says

'Heated discussions can often have emotions running wild' With federal election day looming, it may be tempting to launch some water cooler tirades about your least favourite candidate or party. But campaign talk can result in nasty office politics, said Margot Ross-Graham, a workplace consultant and founder of Sandbar Coaching and Consulting. Respectful arguments are [...]

By | 2019-10-17T12:42:14+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Worker reinstated after post-jury duty firing

Ontario worker’s failure to keep employer informed of jury duty dates 
during trial stemmed from stress, not dishonest intentions: arbitrator. An Ontario worker who breached his employer’s rules on reporting in during jury duty deserved serious discipline but not dismissal, as his misconduct was caused more by mental health issues than fraudulent intent, an arbitrator [...]

By | 2019-10-16T13:37:54+00:00 October 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

U.S. Supreme Court set to weigh major LGBTQ employment rights cases

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in two of the term’s most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. The cases Tuesday are the court’s first on LGBT rights since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement and replacement by Justice Brett Kavanaugh. A decision is expected by early summer 2020, amid [...]

By | 2019-10-08T13:49:15+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario human rights tribunal orders employer to pay $120,000 in damages to worker it didn’t even hire

Opinion: Discrimination has become a very costly mistake in Ontario. A recent award from Ontario’s human rights tribunal should have employers carefully reviewing their HR policies and emailing their employment lawyers. Muhammad Haseeb, a university graduate in engineering, has been awarded over $120,000 by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in a discrimination in employment [...]

By | 2019-10-10T20:27:15+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Canada’s skilled labour shortage: What does it mean for workers and employers?

TORONTO – Experts say Canada is in the midst of a skilled labour shortage – and it’s limiting the growth of businesses. According to a survey by the Business Development Bank of Canada, 53 per cent of small-and medium-sized enterprises say the labour shortage will cause them to limit business investment. A labour market expert [...]

By | 2019-10-08T13:26:09+00:00 October 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rising WSIB claim costs for Thunder Bay city employees as more violence reported

City paid out nearly $5.5M in claims in 2018, city manager says it's not sustainable Front-line employees of the City of Thunder Bay are reporting more on-the-job injuries and officials at city hall say the rising costs aren't sustainable. A corporate safety report to city council on Monday showed that 2018 (statistics were calculated up [...]

By | 2019-10-03T13:09:23+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Labour ministry inspectors to conduct safety blitz to prevent common injuries

Inspections to help to prevent 'needless suffering,' says Minister Monte McNaughton Inspectors from the Ontario Ministry of Labour will hold a "workplace safety blitz" in the coming months in an effort to prevent the most common on-the-job injuries. Labour Minister Monte McNaughton says the three-month project — running from Tuesday until Dec. 27 — will [...]

By | 2019-10-03T13:09:13+00:00 October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Workers Keep dying at this Toronto Bakery that Supplies Sobey’s and Dunkin’ Donuts

A tragic workplace accident has led to the death of another temporary worker at Fiera Foods, a North York industrial bakery ⁠— and this is far from the first time. According to The Toronto Star, it is believed that the worker was crushed by a machine that turned on while he was cleaning it. Since 1999, five temps have died [...]

By | 2019-09-30T13:28:53+00:00 September 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Amazon facility will bring 600 full-time jobs to Scarborough

A new one-million square foot Amazon facility will bring more than 600 full-time jobs to Scarborough. “We’re excited to welcome Amazon’s first fulfillment centre in the City of Toronto and the more than 600 new, good jobs that will be created in Scarborough,” Toronto Mayor John Tory said as the announcement was made on Monday. Tory [...]

By | 2019-09-30T13:15:42+00:00 September 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments