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"Ontario Court of Appeal Finds Manager’s Unreasonable Criticism to be a Constructive Dismissal"

Janice Payne and Sonia Virc at Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP in Ontario have written an article entitled,"Ontario Court of Appeal Finds Manager's Unreasonable Criticism to be a Constructive Dismissal".

The article was originally published in the Executive Employment Newsletter - Volume VIII, No. 1, 2001) and addresss the decision in Shah v. Xerox, 2000 CanLII 2317 (ON C.A.)

"Ensuring Corporate Security In An Age of High Worker Mobilty: What You Need to Know"

Sector: - High Tech

Anneli LeGault, a lawyer at Fraser Milner Casgrain in Ontario, has written a paper on, "Ensuring Corporate Security in an Age of High Worker Mobilty: What You Need to Know".

The paper was prepared for the Canadian Institute Conference - Employment in the Information Age, which was held on January 29-30, 2001. It covers the following topics:

  • Managing Proprietary Information
  • Internet Use; Monitoring Employees
  • The Prevalence of Surveillance 
  • Is There a Right of Privacy? 
  • Dismissal of Non-Union Staff 
  • Discipline in the Unionized Context 
  • Contents of an Internet Usage Policy
  • E-Mail Policies

"Employer Liability in the Administration of Benefits Plans"

"Employer Liability in the Administration of Benefits Plans" (October 1, 2000) is the title of a paper written by Elizabeth J. Forster at Blaney McMurtry in Ontario.

The paper covers the following topics:

  1. Obligation to Extend Benefit Coverage Upon Termination of Employment
  2. Misrepresentation by Employer of Employee Benefits
  3. Liability for Misrepresentations, Errors and Omissions in Administering Benefit Policies
  4. Vested Rights
  5. Ontario Human Rights Code
  6. Fiduciary Obligations
  7. Employment Standards Act

"Privacy Issues in the Workplace - Employees Off-Duty Activities"

A lawyer at Davis & Company has written a paper on "Privacy Issues in the Workplace - Employees Off-Duty Activities" (May 16, 2000). 

"Interpreting the Collective Agreement: The Duty to Be Reasonable"

Scott D. MacInnes has written a paper entitted, "Interpreting the Collective Agreement: The Duty to Be Reasonable" (1999).

It was written for the Current Issues Series and published by IRC Press, Industrial Relations Centre, Queen's University.

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