Offer Letter Now, Employment Contract Later?

Court of Appeal Shows that this Approach can Cost Employers In Holland v. Inc., 2015 ONCA 762, the employer did what many well-meaning but busy employers do when hiring a new employee: provide a bare-bones offer letter, and follow up with a more detailed employment agreement once the employee has settled in. However, as […]

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Upholds Termination of Employee who Failed to Provide Medical Support for Absence

In Hitchcock v. Lafarge Canada Inc., 2015 HRTO 1296 (CanLII), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario reiterated the limits on the employer’s duty to inquire regarding an employee’s disability and need for accommodation, and the corresponding obligation on employees to keep their employers informed. Stanley Hitchcock was a “Ready Mix” truck driver with three years’ […]

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Finds Employer Properly Required Employee to Undergo IME

In Bottiglia v. Ottawa Catholic School Board, 2015 HRTO 1178, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“the Tribunal”) considered whether the employer failed to fulfil its duty of accommodation by requiring an employee to participate in an independent medical examination (IME). Marcello Bottiglia was a Superintendent of Schools for the Ottawa Catholic School Board (“the […]