Latest Articles From Our Legal Blog

Alberta ESC Appeal Confirms Continuous Employment In Asset Sale

In Certified Redi-Mix v L’Hirondelle (2022) (AB ESA), an employee’s years of service for calculating severance were not affected by the sale of the plant

10 October 2022
Wrongful Dismissal Results in Employer Paying Over $1M in LTD

In Pasap v Sask Indian Gaming Authority, 2022 SKQB 200, an employee became disabled in his reasonable notice period and was awarded huge damages

2 October 2022
Hard Patient Doesn’t Excuse Unprofessional Conduct of LPN

Re Abudi (LPN #38762) is an Alberta professional discipline case where a licensed practical nurse used force on a challenging dementia patient and was suspended

2 October 2022
Charter Challenges not Enough to Stop University Vaccine Policy

Seneca College, 2022 ONSC 5111 is an Ontario case where students failed to get an injunction to stop a university COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

26 September 2022
Alberta Post Incident Drug Test Unreasonable Invasion of Employee Privacy

In Fort Mckay Logistics, Fort McMurray Teamsters, 2022 CanLii 78227 (P Smith), an employee failed a post-incident drug test but cause was not upheld

19 September 2022
Labour Board Clarifies Who Qualifies as Supervisory for OT Exemption

CSS Office Furniture Systems v Burns, 2022 CanLii 72131 is a new Alberta case where an employee in a supervisory capacity still received overtime

12 September 2022
Complainant’s Death and Lack of Affidavit Didn’t Prevent AHRC Victory

In Davies v PSA Construction, 2022 AHRC 98, the complainant was successful in her discrimination claim despite having little of the typically required evidence.

5 September 2022
Triple Hearsay Not Reliable Enough in Alberta Human Rights

Khumbah v Community Living Alternative Services Ltd., 2022 AHRC 91 re-affirms that reliable evidence of discrimination is required in AB human rights

29 August 2022
Contractual Interpretation and Employment Stds – Banked OT Case

In DLC Cladding GP Ltd. v Schaus, an employee did not get the banked overtime hours he wanted, but was awarded vacation pay from prior years instead

22 August 2022
$5k In Costs Awarded in Human Rights for Poor Litigation Conduct

Fisher v Devolbren, 2022 AHRC 79 is a new Alberta Human Rights case where an employer tried to use intimate photos to embarrass the complainant

15 August 2022
Sexual Assault Grievance Timelines Not Always Extended in Alberta

In Alberta v AUPE, 2022 CanLii 45552, an Alberta Arbitrator found he did not have authority to extend CA grievance timelines in sexual assault case.

8 August 2022
Alberta Skip Driver Wins Discrimination Claim Against Restaurant

In Haverluck, 2022 AHRC 75 a Skip driver won a discrimination complaint against Burger Boy after it refused to give him drink trays for orders with only 1 drink (he has one arm). 

2 August 2022
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