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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
AHRC Guidance On Screening Function Post Complaint Conduct
AHRC Guidance On Screening Function and Post-Complaint Conduct

In Gittins v Peddie Roofing, 2023 AHRC 103, the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal partially overturned a Director dismissal and provided valuable direction

10 November 2023
Pregnancy Discrimination in Alberta Workplaces: A Guide

Pregnancy discrimination is a serious issue that can have devastating effects on pregnant individuals and their careers. In Alberta, Canada, there are…

2 November 2023
AHRC Says Shop Talk Banter Not Always Discrimination

In Wentland v Pac Masonry, 2023 AHRC 95, the AHRT ruled that some of the negative treatment of a pansexual employee was not discrimination, some was

30 October 2023
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Big Alberta Summary Judgment Despite Just Cause Defense

In McDonald v Sproule, 2023 ABKB 587 (Marion) an employee won a large severance using summary judgment instead of a trial process

23 October 2023
Employee Records Employer and Co-Workers For Ten Years = Just Cause

In Shalagin v Mercer Celgar, 2023 BCCA 373 the BCCA found the Employer had after-acquired just cause for dismissal as a result of secret recordings

23 October 2023
Dishonest Employee Hammered With Huge Judgment In Favor of Employer

Breen v Foremost Industries., 2023 ABKB 552 is a new Alberta decision where an employee sued for wrongful dismissal, but the employer turned the tables

13 October 2023
Workplace Investigations by Calgary Employment Lawyer Understand Your Rights in the Alberta Workplace.
OH&S Alberta Protections For Employees Reporting Harassment

In Re Pitman v Ichor Blood Services, 2023 CarswellAlta 2060, the ALRB upheld the OHS’ dismissal of an employee’s Discriminatory Action Complaint.

9 October 2023
Employment Contracts Drafting and Review, including Negotiation by Calgary Employment Lawyers
Building Trades of Alberta Fails to Get Intervenor Status in DFR

In Mohamed v Unite Here Local 47, 2023 CanLii 78335, the Building Trades of Alberta failed to secure intervenor status in a DFR complaint.

5 October 2023
Employer Fails to Prove Just Cause after Firing Employee Over Mask Violations

In Buchanan v. Weiss-Johnson Sheet Metal Ltd., 2023 ABCJ 207, an employer terminated its employee for cause for refusing to put on a mask at work.

2 October 2023
Workplace Investigations by Calgary Employment Lawyers Being Investigated
Case Illustrates Discoverability Does Not Apply In Alberta Human Rights

Ng v Athabasca University, 2023 AHRC 94 (Oshionebo) is a new decision where a human rights complaint was barred for being filed too late

25 September 2023
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2023 Employment Law Alberta Year in Review December 7, 2023
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Bow River Law has been recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of the best law firms in 2023 November 15, 2022
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One of Bow River Law’s leaders was awarded a spot in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for work in labour and employment law August 29, 2022
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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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2021 Employment Law Alberta Year in Review December 2, 2021
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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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