Alberta arbitrator: derogatory/threatening Facebook postings about supervisors justified dismissal for cause
In Canada Post v. Canadian Union of Postal Workers,  C.L.A.D. No. 85 (March 21, 2012 Ponak) an Alberta arbitrator ruled that employee's derogatory and threatening Facebook postings about her supervisors justified dismissal for cause.
The headnote of the decision summarizes it as follows: read more »
Alberta Privacy Commissioner will seek leave to appeal in case where ABCA found PIPA breached Charter
The Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner's office issued the following news release yesterday, concerning the Alberta Court of Appeal's decision in United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 v. Alberta (Attorney General), 2012 ABCA 130, which found the Alberta privacy sector privacy legislation, PIPA, to be unconstitutional:
Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton will apply to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in United
Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 v. Alberta (Attorney General), 2012 ABCA 130. read more »
Calgary Police Service breach privacy statute by accessing employee's personal email account, using photos
Calgary Police Service in contravention of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
An Adjudicator with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has determined that the Calgary Police Service was in violation of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) when it accessed the personal email account of an individual. read more »
Owner of work camp in oil patch found not to be "employer" for purposes of sexual harassment complaint
The court's decision is here: 375850 Alberta Ltd. v. Noel, 2011 ABQB 218.
The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal's decision is here: Beverly Noel and 375850 Alberta Ltd. (N2006/08/0134) (September 16, 2010).
A summary of the decision by LindaMcKay-Panos has been posted to ABlawg.ca. You can read it here: "Issue of 'Employment' in Human Rights Cases Arises Yet Again" (May 17, 2011).
Upcoming conferences on labour, employment, human rights, privacy, immigration, pensions & benefits law
The table below contains a comprehensive list of the upcoming workplace law (employment, labour, human rights, pensions, privacy and immigration) conferences in Canada in 2011. The full names of the service providers, and links to their sites, are at the bottom of the page.