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

Workplace Safety: What Are Your Workplace Rights in Ontario

Whether you work in a factory or in an office environment, all Ontario workers are guaranteed rights and protections to ensure they can complete their tasks safely. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that their workplace follows provincial health and safety guidelines. It is also the employee’s responsibility to abide [...]

By |2021-01-13T14:55:22-05:00November 19th, 2020|Safety|0 Comments

What to Know If You’re Injured on The Job

Your health and safety is paramount, and you need to know your rights if you’re injured while at work. Workplace injuries are common; in fact, around 57,000 Ontarians report a workplace injury every year. Following a workplace injury, it’s imperative for you to seek the appropriate help and guidance. […]

By |2021-01-13T14:56:03-05:00October 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What To Do If You’ve Been Wrongfully Dismissed In Canada

Losing your job unexpectedly is hard on everyone in your life, especially your family. If you’ve recently had your employment terminated by your employer, you need to understand your legal rights. While employment termination, initiated by an employee or employer, is allowed under certain circumstances, employers are held to a different standard and therefore [...]

By |2021-01-06T11:31:07-05:00September 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Things You Can Do to Make Your Workplace Safer Amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing situation that continues to be monitored by health and government officials in the province of Ontario. While Ontario succeeded at flattening the curve by preventing the spread and contraction of COVID-19, it’s important to remember that we’re all in this situation together and that we need to continue [...]

By |2021-01-13T14:53:59-05:00August 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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