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Inclement Weather and Employer Obligations in Ontario

Jan 24, 2017

Living in Ontario, you are no stranger to the unpredictable and extreme whims of weather. Whether it is a blizzard, an ice storm, flooded roads or all of the above, you see it at all. Inclement weather is typically bad news for any business, which may lose the ability to perform their business, lose customers or have to account for the safety of its employees.

When it comes to inclement weather, it is important for businesses to be aware of its employer obligations.

Inclement weather and employer obligations overview:

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Topics: Labour and Employment law

Employers responsibility: workplace sexual harassment

Dec 22, 2016

In Ontario, it is the employer's responsibility to maintain an environment free from harassment and discrimination. An employer has a legal obligation to respond to and prevent sexual harassment claims. If harassment has happened within the workplace, employers must take disciplinary action and implement steps for prevention. This may include education sessions. If the employer fails to investigate or appropriately maintain a harassment-free environment, the employer may be considered negligent and could be subject to a lawsuit from the alleged victim.

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Topics: Labour and Employment law