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Words Matter

Introduction Several decades ago, in my first summer job during university, I washed dishes and performed other unskilled labours in the kitchen of a large government seniors’ nursing home in rural Alberta. While the work itself was not particularly memorable, I observed in that workplace of 15 men, the manager obviously decided to discriminate against […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Too Over-qualified for the Job?

Introduction  Employers usually promise job seekers that they are looking for the most qualified workers.  It is in their interests to do so.  But occasionally they do not wish to hire the most qualified applicants. What if a slow economy produces many clearly over-qualified applicants and the employer is suspicious that they will not be […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

John Jamieson
John Jamieson is a student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

Cannabis and Employment

Introduction  While medical scientists are busy deciding the human health impacts of regular recreational cannabis use, and governments are still working out how cannabis will be cultivated, sold and taxed, and law enforcement officials consider how cannabis use will affect driving and how road safety will be maintained, it now falls to every employer in […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Who Makes the Law of Work in Canada?

Introduction  Canada is a large country with several levels of government and different law-making authorities.  Constitutionally, Canada is a federal country, which means it is organized under two levels of government: national and provincial.  It is also jointly governed by legislatures and courts.  This article attempts to answer the basic question of who makes the […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

#MeToo and Wrongful Dismissal

Introduction It is said that everyone has their own #MeToo story.  Indeed that is exactly the message #MeToo seeks to communicate.  I start this column with a story that comes to my mind in this context.  This then leads to the main point of this piece: #MeToo makes for captivating human interest stories and an […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 


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