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Reinstatement

Introduction Many Canadians will remember the case of Lynden Dorval, the Edmonton public school teacher, who was fired by his school board for dispensing marks of zero to students who did not do their assignments. Recently the case reached the Alberta Court of Appeal on the question of whether Mr. Dorval should be reinstated to […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal and Nicole Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. Nicole Bowal is a student at the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

The Law of Leafleting and Picketing

Introduction Distributing leaflets to people and picketing are longstanding forms of employee expression, commonly to protest or draw attention to employment disputes. Primary picketing is attending at a place of business or employment with an object of persuasion, usually to dissuade others from entering or doing business at that place. Secondary picketing is doing the […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal and Jordan Smith
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. Jordan Smith graduated with an MBA from Haskayne School of Business in 2015
 

How Bad Behaviour? Employees Getting Away With . . .

Introduction The last column discussed the need for employers to practice progressive discipline. That concept means employees should be fired – that is, summarily dismissed without notice or pay – as a last resort and only where clearly justified. In this column, we look at some decisions which demonstrate how hard it can be to […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal and Chris Sotiropoulos
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. Chris Sotiropoulos is an MBA graduate from the Haskayne School of Business.
 

New Employment Law Resources for Alberta Youth

Many new Canadians are unfamiliar with the legislation that protects them in the workplace. Research indicates that immigrants with limited English speaking abilities often turn to their children to act as intermediaries to pass on information, including legal information. By developing resources for youth, the youth will learn about human rights law and then will […]

Authors:

Ryan Day
Ryan Day
Ryan Day is an experienced teacher and was the Youth Program Coordinator at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA). Ryan has developed educational materials for non-profits that work with at risk youth as well as curriculum matched resources for Alberta teachers.
 

Essential Services and the Right to Strike

On January 30, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada decided Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan (“SFL”). In a 5-2 decision, the Court determined that the Public Service Essential Services Act (“PSESA”), in restricting certain public sector workers’ rights to strike, violated freedom of association rights under section 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights […]

Authors:

Matt Gordon
Matt Gordon is a student in the faculty of law at the University of Alberta and a member of Pro Bono Students Canada. (2014)
 


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