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Volunteer relationship with Rape Relief Society captured by definition of "employment" in BC Human Rights Code

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Nixon v. Vancouver Rape Relief Society, 2002 BCHRT 1

(Postscript: this decision was reversed on other grounds, Vancouver Rape Relief Society v. Nixon, 2003 BCSC 1936; upheld at 2005 BCCA 601),


"Restrictive Covenants in Franchising – Drafting and Enforcement"

Two lawyers at Davis & Company in Vancouver have written a paper entitled, "Restrictive Covenants in Franchising – Drafting and Enforcement".

"Good Faith And The Individual Contract of Employment"

The Manitoba Law Reform Commission has published a report entitled, "Good Faith And The Individual Contract of Employment" (December 2001). The report"

...examines the remedies for wrongful dismissal before the [Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Wallacev. United Grain Growers Ltd., [1997] 3 S.C.R. 701] and alludes to the changing nature of the employment relationship. It describes the principles set out in Wallace in respect of bad faith dismissal and reviews the subsequent judicial interpretation and application of Wallace. Options for reform are then identified, followed by our recommendations for reform.

Dismissed grievor's defence that he was addicted to internet pornography rejected, as chose not to get help

Jurisdiction: - Ontario
Sector: - Transportation

Public Service Alliance of Canada v. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (Ontario Grievance Arbitration, D. Murray, November 12, 2001)

Causal link between mental condition and viewing pornography; suspension substituted for termination

Jurisdiction: - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 101 v. City of London (Ontario Grievance Arbitration, W. Marcotte, October 5, 2001)

"Unfair Competition in the Employment Context"

"Unfair Competition in the Employment Context" (October 2001) is the title of a paper written by Murray Tevlin at TevlinGleadle Employment Law Strategies.

The paper's table of contents is as follows:

Unfair Competition in the Employment Context

1. Introduction
2. Employer's Protectible Interests
3. The Enforceability of a Non-Competition Covenant

b. The Four - Pronged Test

i. Employer's Proprietary Interests
ii. Time and Spatial Restrictions
iii. Reasonableness of the Protection Provided to the Employer
iv. Public Interest

c. Effect of Unreasonable Covenant

4. Remedies for an Employee's Breach of the Non-CompetitionCovenant

a. Injunctions
b. The Anton Pillar Order
c. Damages
d. Liquidated Damages