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May 5, 2020

Millard and Co lawyer Marcus McCann giving two talks about LGBTQ legal issues

Marcus McCann will bring his experiences as an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community (LGBTQ) to two upcoming panels on criminal justice and policing. McCann will be speaking at the Criminal Lawyers Virtual Spring Conference on May 30, 2020 and the Outlaws conference panel A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for […]

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January 17, 2017

Providing employment coaching can help reduce wrongful dismissal payouts

People who have lost their jobs can sometimes benefit from talking to a professional about how to get back into the job market. Such advice has many flavours, such as traditional outplacement services, career counseling or a job coach. Employers are not legally obligated to provide such help to staff whose employment has recently been […]

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December 14, 2016

City calls for sexual harassment training for bar staff

The City of Toronto quietly adopted a Motion on November 8, 2016 calling for better training for bartenders and waiters to help them recognize and intervene in cases of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Motion was introduced by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and adopted 35-4. Such training would be delivered through Smart Serve, which is […]

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October 25, 2016

Human rights complaints against Cleveland baseball team name and logo get creative

As we reported on October 18, 2016, two human rights applications were filed by Douglas Cardinal against Rogers and Major League Baseball (“MLB”). The applications assert discrimination based on the Cleveland team name, the Cleveland Indians, and the team logo, the graphic image commonly known as the Chief Wahoo (the team also sometimes uses a […]

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October 18, 2016

Believe it or not, no one is trying to punish the Cleveland baseball team

Behind Douglas Cardinal’s failed injunction against the Cleveland baseball team, there is a human rights complaint. Two, actually. And those complaints will proceed in very different environments than what took place in Ontario Superior Court on October 17. As was made clear yesterday, the complaints allege that the name of the Cleveland franchise and their […]

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August 22, 2016

Clear language needed to disentitle employees from post-termination bonuses

By Mika Imai In 2015, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice heard two factually similar cases and came to opposite conclusions. Both cases dealt with employers who had denied bonuses to a terminated employee because he was no longer “actively employed” (a requirement under the bonus policies). In Lin v Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Justice […]

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August 17, 2016

New legislation on workplace sexual harassment

As of September 8, 2016, employers must comply with Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act. Bill 132 adds “workplace sexual harassment” to the definition of “workplace harassment” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and establishes more onerous requirements on employers. As a result, Bill 132 makes workplace sexual harassment […]

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