In a recent landmark case involving two men from British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada found in favour of a worker who was harassed on his worksite by a contractor from a different company. The ruling was precedent-setting as it determined that as British Columbians go about their jobs, they are entitled to special protection against discrimination in general, not just protection from their employer or individuals with authority over them in the workplace.
Between provincial legislation and federal benefits, new parents should be able take time off if required to give birth or care for a newborn or newly-adopted child without fear of
Bullying and harassment doesn’t just happen in schools – it also happens in the workplace. BC has laws in place to prevent workplace bullying and harassment such as verbal aggression,
It helps if you have a basic understanding of what a wrongful dismissal is and how it’s viewed by the courts. Don’t confuse wrongful dismissal with just cause, which the law recognizes as an employer having sufficient grounds for termination (i.e. misconduct, theft, incompetence).
As we enter the holiday season, lampposts and windows are decorated, carolers sing in the streets and businesses close at unusual hours. Aside from retail, most businesses tend to slow down and employers sometimes find that they have more staff than they need and may ask them to take vacation time while it is slow.