What You Need To Know About Mental Health Disability Leave in Ontario

Every third person in the world is facing a mental health disability these days. The primary cause behind these issues has been reported as workplace stress. With these alarming demographics, it has become mandatory for employers and HR departments to take specific measures in this regard. Employees need support from the workplaces, including  leave [...]

By |2021-12-05T15:53:15-05:00December 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Is There Still Discrimination In The Work Place?

Workplace discrimination is a severe and highly prevalent problem. It’s based on certain prejudices and refers to the unfavorable treatment of an employee or job candidate because of age, disability, genetics, national origin, pregnancy, race or skin color, religion, or sex. For instance, the employee has the required qualifications for the job but [...]

By |2021-12-05T15:43:20-05:00December 5th, 2021|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Employers Should be Concerned with Their Employees Mental Health

Of all the good and bad ways that social media has impacted our lives, one of the most powerful campaigns to see exposure and growth is acceptance for mental health issues. From inspirational memes that promote self-care, to supportive networks and groups that you can share with, there are plenty of online communities that can [...]

By |2021-09-16T10:37:33-04:00September 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Current Pay Equity Struggles in Ontario

Netflix has a new documentary out called “This Will Change Everything”. It’s about the struggle women in Hollywood have faced, advocating for equal pay. A 2017 study comparing the highest-paid male and female actors showed that men averaged a salary of $57.4 million dollars, while the highest paid women made $21.8 million. That means women [...]

By |2021-09-16T10:01:54-04:00September 16th, 2021|Financial|0 Comments

How You’re Protected from Workplace Bullying

Nobody likes a bully. So much so, in 2010, Bill 168 was introduced in Ontario to get rid of them. Also known as theOccupational Health and Safety Amendment Act, Bill 168 aims to eliminate violence and Harassment in the workplace.   Bullying at work is hurtful, targeted behaviour. It builds a pattern that diminishes the [...]

By |2021-07-19T15:15:46-04:00July 19th, 2021|Safety|0 Comments

Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination happens in the workplace. Usually based on unequal treatment stemming from certain characteristics. This could include (but isn’t limited to) religion, sex, age, ethnicity, family status, and sexual orientation. In Ontario, these characteristics are protected by the Human Rights Code. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) is responsible for hearing cases to determine [...]

By |2021-06-10T16:46:12-04:00June 10th, 2021|Safety|0 Comments

What You Need To Know About Constructive Dismissal Claims

Have you ever felt like your employer is trying to make you quit? It does happen and here at Duarte & Lesperance Professional Corporation, we have helped many workers in Ontario who have felt this way. The official term for this is “constructive dismissal”. In this article we’re going to learn more about the concept [...]

By |2021-05-28T15:18:40-04:00May 28th, 2021|Financial|0 Comments

Can My Employer Force Me to Download a Tracking App?

In April, news spread quickly about an Alberta custodian terminated after refusing to download a tracking app to her phone. Ever since this case made headlines, employees and employers nationwide are wondering if tracking software is something an organization can force on its employees. The complete story is available here, but to sum it up; [...]

By |2021-05-11T13:52:06-04:00May 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Employers Enforce the COVID Vaccine?

With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out across the country there have been a lot of questions. At first people were concerned about its safety and the manner in which it’s being distributed. Now there’s concern about backlash or injustices people might face for not getting vaccinated. The concern is can employers enforce the COVID vaccine? [...]

By |2021-05-11T13:41:42-04:00May 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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