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ABCJ Ignores Probation Clause Where Employer Did No Review

In Holmes v Progressive Wellsite, 2023 CarswellAlta 3273, the Alberta Court of Justice found wrongful dismissal despite a probationary termination clause

12 February 2024
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8 February 2024
Professional Discipline – ABCA Case on Penalty and Evidence Standards

In CPAA v Mathison, 2024 ABCA 33, the maj of the Alberta Court of Appeal substituted a license revocation for suspension. Dissent said no misconduct

5 February 2024
What are Employees Obligated to Do in Calgary Workplace?
Sleeping is Working Under the Alberta ESC

In Waggytails v Spysznyk (AB ESA), some employees who had slept as part of their ordinary night duties were deemed to have been working

29 January 2024
Union Settlement Bars Employee Discrimination Action

In Schifer v Edmonton, 2024 AHRC 1, a union entered a settlement for its membership and that caused the complaint to be dismissed by the Human Rights Tribunal

22 January 2024
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Alberta Release of Human Rights Upheld on Judicial Review

In Caponero v AHRC and Kaizen Auto, 2024 ABKB 2, the ABKB found a termination release was not unconscionable

10 January 2024
Wrongful Dismissal Unjust Dismissal Process by Employment Lawyer in Calgary
Employment Dismissal: The High Price of Being Not Nice

In Koshman v Controlex Corporation, 2023 ONSC 7045, an employer was nasty in its termination of an employee, and the Court made an example of them

19 December 2023
Alberta Human Rights – Higher Accommodation Standard?

In Pratt v West Coast Reduction, 2023 AHRC 97, discrimination was found even though the employee could not have returned to his previous role.

11 December 2023
How To Tell Contractor or Employee in Alberta.
Racist Comments In Team Meeting Not Poisoned Workplace

Tolentino v HMK Alberta, 2023 AHRC 112 is a case where an employer took steps to avoid a discrimination award after racist comments by one person

7 December 2023
ABCJ rules Employer’s Vax Policy Reasonable and Justifiable

Van Hee v Glenmore Inn, 2023 ABCJ 244 is an Alberta Court of Justice case where a constructive dismissal based on unpaid vaccination leave failed.

27 November 2023
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Employee Beaten Up Then Interrogated = No Just Cause

In Ketch v Meadow Lake Mechanical, 2023 SKKB 241, a co-worker relationship ended in employment dismissal, purportedly for just cause.

20 November 2023
New Alberta Resignation Wrongful Dismissal Case
New Alberta “Resignation” Wrongful Dismissal Case

In Stonham v Recycling Worx, 2023 ABKB 629, an employee was found to be wrongfully dismissed despite the employer argument that he resigned.

13 November 2023
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Calgary mayor's former chief of staff receives $104K payout after 3 months on job April 27, 2022
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Vaccine backlash: Calgary oil giant facing dozens of lawsuits from former employees over COVID-19 shot April 22, 2022
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Calgary man says he's owed $25K in unpaid wages by software company April 20, 2022
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Why is HR failing when it comes to harassment complaints? April 5, 2022
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Fired for violating COVID-19 protocols September 6, 2021
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Calgary employment lawyer explains what lifting mask and isolation requirements mean for the workplace July 30, 2021
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Could you be fired for refusing vaccination? July 23, 2021
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Could mandatory vaccinations become a condition of employment in some sectors? April 14, 2021
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Webber Academy asks judge to overturn Muslim prayer order April 1, 2021
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