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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.
 

Harassment as a New Workplace Safety Issue

Introduction Since harassment is the biggest trending topic related to the workplace, it seems opportune to highlight the harassment provisions in the new Alberta occupational health and safety (“OHS”) legislation, which is known as Bill 30: An Act To Protect The Health And Well-Being Of Working Albertans. Harassment and violence bear some unusual characteristics as […]

Authors:

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

Thomas D. Brierton
Thomas D. Brierton is an Associate Professor at the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
 

Bad Behaviour 2.0: Part 2 – Employees Getting Away With . . .

Introduction We looked through the judicial and arbitral decisions and found ten more random instances of appalling employee behaviour that Canadian courts and arbitrators excused. The first five cases can be found in Part 1 of this article. In these cases, the employer fired the employee, but the court or arbitrator found no legal basis […]

Authors:

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

Lindsay Thorburn
Lindsay Thorburn is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business.
 

Bad Behaviour 2.0, Part 1: Employees Getting Away With . . .

We scoured the judicial and arbitral decisions and found ten more random instances of egregious employee behaviour that Canadian courts and arbitrators excused. Since the judge or arbitrator found that the employers had no legal basis to find these employees, employers were hit with damages for wrongful dismissal and court costs.  The employer was successful, […]

Authors:

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

Lindsay Thorburn
Lindsay Thorburn is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business.
 


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