Effective January 1, 2023, Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA” or the “Act”) will no longer apply to employees who are business consultants or information technology consultants, subject to criteria in section 3(7).
The British Columbia Supreme Court ruled in Parmar v. Tribe Management Inc. that the employer’s mandatory vaccination policy “was a lawful response to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic”.
Employers and employees ask me all the time about their rights and obligations in these issues. In this blog, I will address the role employers play in protecting the mental health of their employees, from allowing proper medical leaves, to protecting against harassment and bullying.
In an earlier blog about the enforceability of termination clauses in employment contracts, I noted that a termination for cause (aka “just cause”) is a Canadian common law (judge-made law) concept whereby an employee may be denied notice or pay in lieu of notice that a judge would grant to an employee who was terminated