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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in the Workplace: Is this Something New?

There has been a great deal of attention in the media lately about allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace. The current “#MeToo Movement” was thought to have started after public accusations of sexual misconduct by former American film producer Harvey Weinstein. The hashtag #MeToo actually developed from the term “Me Too” […]

Authors:

Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd. JD, LLM is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Constructive Dismissal Still Under Construction

“constructive dismissal can [occur when]… a series of acts that, taken together, show that the employer intended to no longer be bound by the contract.”  – Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission [2015] 1 SCR 500  http://canlii.ca/t/ggkhh  Introduction Constructive dismissal was revisited by the Supreme Court of Canada last year in the case […]

Authors:

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

Patrick Tapuska
Patrick Tapuska is a student at the Haskayne School of Business
 

Termination for Insolence

We hear that “attitude is everything”, and nowhere is this more important than at work. Consider whether the employee’s attitude below should be enough to justify his firing. Henry, 31, had been working for seven and a half years as an auto body repair technician at the Fox Ford dealership in Woodstock, New Brunswick. He […]

Authors:

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

Nicole Bowal
Nicole Bowal is a student at the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Canadian Unions: From Repression and Resistance to the Right to Strike

The history of Canadian unions is a long and storied one. The Canadian labour movement of the  past was a fusion of many disparate groups, often at odds with one another. For many years, the law was inhospitable to unions, with the balance tilted in favour of employers and government. Since the mid-twentieth century, trade […]

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Paul Maas
Paul Maas is a law student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. This article was produced as a project in the Pro Bono Students Canada program.
 

Owen Le Blanc
Owen Leblanc is a law student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. This article was produced as a project in the Pro Bono Students Canada program.
 

Job Candidates Deserve Fair Treatment of Their Applications

I have applied for many jobs in both the private and public sectors in Canada. Some were full-time, most were part-time. Several employers follow a long, drawn-out application process involving several phases: asking for numerous personal and work experience referees;written examinations; telephone calls;  and occasionally requiring flights out of province or drives to other cities […]

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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