Miller Thomson's April 1, 2011 Labour and Employment Communiqué is entitled, "How Whistle-Blowing Programs in the Workplace Can Lead to Psychological Harassment".
The communiqué summarizes the decision of the Quebec Commission des relations du travail in Bernard c. Olympus NDT Canada inc., 2010 QCCRT 461.
It was written by Marie-Pier Côté in the law firm's Montreal office.
At what point can a reduction of an employee's remuneration be considered a fundamental breach of the employment contract and the basis of a constructive dismissal?
Stikeman Elliot's May 2008 Employment Law Update is on "The Whistleblower and his Obligation of Loyalty". The article discusses the duty of loyalty owed by an employee in Quebec under article 2088 of the Quebec Civil Code and a case in which an employee was dismissed for disclosing to a journalist the presence of asbestos in government buildings and the existence of cases of asbestosis.
This chart prepared by the Labour Branch, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada on July 1 2005 provides an overview of the "Whistleblower protection in labour standards legislation in Canada".
Murray Tevlin and Calla Nestibo have written a paper, entitled, "Whistle Blowing in British Columbia: Nervous Reporting and Risky Reprisals" (February 2005). They are lawyers at TevlinGleadle Employment Law Strategies in Vancouver.
The authors state that "For the purposes of this paper, "whistle blowing" refers to employees informing authorities of suspected wrong-doing by his or her employer."