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La discrimination raciale au travail – Une entrevue avec Me Lamarche

Écoutez l’entrevue avec Me Cédric Lamarche au sujet de la discrimination raciale au travail sur les ondes de la radio Universitaire de Toronto, CIUT 89,5FM (Pot-Pourri Show):  http://www.potpourrishow.com/02262017.mp3 Cédric représente et conseille les employés et les employeurs en matière du droit de l’emploi.  Il comparaît régulièrement devant le Tribunal des droits de la personne de l’Ontario et peut […]

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The Ties That Bind

During the course of employment, an employee may obtain access to confidential information regarding the employer’s business interests, including trade secrets and customer lists.  As a result, and in order to protect itself from exploitation, an employer may require the employee to enter into a contract with provisions restricting the employee’s business activities at the end […]

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Probation Periods in Canada: what are they and what do they mean?

Understanding employment laws in Canada can be confusing and frustrating. The most common questions that we receive from employees pertain to their legal rights or entitlements as a result of  dismissals. This article was specifically prepared to decipher some of the fundamental legal concepts applicable to the without cause dismissals of probationary employees. An individual […]

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Jon Pinkus in the Toronto Sun

Singh Lamarche LLP’s Jon Pinkus was featured in a recent Toronto Sun article by Duff McCutcheon on the Ashley Madison leak.   Click on the following link to read the article:  http://www.pressreader.com/canada/toronto-sun/20151209/282273844301956/TextView    

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Is Immorality Grounds for Termination?

With millions of Ashley Madison users exposed after a hacking group published their personal information, employers are asking themselves how they can deal with employees who are engaged in what many see as reprehensible off-duty conduct.

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Know Your Voting Rights

On October 19, 2015, Canadians will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the federal election.  Many eligible voters may feel that their work obligations prevent them from taking time out of their day to have their say in who should govern the country.  Fortunately, Canada has adopted laws that promote the […]

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Violence at Work: How Safe is Your Workplace?

Fortunately, most people don’t encounter violence on the job.  Workplaces, with few exceptions, are usually viewed as safe and non-threatening environments.  However, a recent tragedy painfully reminds us that violence can occur where many least expect: at work.

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Be Careful What You Bargain For

In many instances, when a person receives an employment offer it’s a take it or leave it proposition. Often, there are no negotiations. Courts tend to recognize that individuals are highly disadvantaged in this arrangement due to a power imbalance. If employers abuse this power, courts can refuse to enforce contractual terms on the grounds […]

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A promotion can entitle you to severance

Employers cannot unilaterally alter an individual’s employment contract, unless the contract explicitly provides for the modification(s).   Changing contractual terms without approval may give an employee the right to involuntarily resign and sue for severance, especially when the changes are significant.  In legal jargon, this is referred to as constructive dismissal.

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