Why Employers Should Ask About Mental Health

Employers aren’t required to ask about mental health, but mental health issues have been on the rise due to the current work-at-home situation. Not many disabilities are visible, but many people could be struggling to cope with addiction, depression, or other conditions. It’s hard to know if your employees are in distress because there [...]

By |2022-03-17T11:49:31-04:00March 17th, 2022|Safety|0 Comments

Can My Employer Force Me to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Following the rollout of vaccine passports, many Canadians felt closed out of everyday life. One of the few spaces left for people to escape was the workplace. However, with the increasing uncertainties caused by the vaccine’s new and highly infectious variants, more and more employers are considering mandating it. There are many Canadians who [...]

By |2022-03-17T11:38:42-04:00March 17th, 2022|Safety|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

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

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
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