Canadian Employment Law Today

January 29, 2020

Focuses on human resources law from a business perspective, featuring news and cases from the courts, in-depth articles on legal trends and insights from top employment lawyers across Canada.

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PM41261516 Emplo y ment Law Today Canadian Weed at work: 1 year later pg. 4 Increase in cannabis users after legalization means employers should have solid policies and practices in place to address employees' use of the drug Shutterbug fired for taking photos of client Worker at New Brunswick auto dealership said pictures were taken for security purposes, but his behaviour and previous incidents undermined his story BY JEFFREY R. SMITH A NEW BRUNSWICK automobile dealership employee got a little too trigger happy with the cameras on his work tablet and cellphone when a client was in the office and was sent packing as a result. Robert Durant, 63, worked as a service advisor for Dieppe Auto, a Volkswagen and Audi dealer- ship in Dieppe, N.B. Durant was hired in July 1984 and continued as an employee through a couple of ownership changes, including an acquisition by Audi Moncton at the beginning of 2017. On Aug. 30, 2018, a female client arrived at the dealership asking for her oil change indicator light to be reset. A sales manager brought her into the office for help. Durant was serving another client, so another service advisor discussed the situation with her at his desk. During the approximately 15 minutes the cli- ent was at the other service advisor's desk, Durant took a photograph and two videos of her with the Ontario corrections officer's harassing behaviour gets corrected Worker's anger over breakup leads to campaign of harassment BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ARBITRATOR has upheld the dis- charge of an Ontario correctional officer who repeatedly harassed a co-worker who was a former girlfriend, including an attempt to un- dermine her that over-reached his authority and potentially endangered staff and inmates. Richard Huppmann was a field intelli- gence officer (FIO) for the Ontario Minis- try of Community Safety and Correctional Services. His job duties involved identifying and monitoring members of "security threat groups" (STGs), which were inmates in cus- tody who were part of gangs, terrorist groups or other criminal groups. Huppmann and his manager were also both members of the Ontario Gang Investi- gators Association, so Huppmann was given a senior role to provide guidance, advice, train- ing and orientation assistance to other FIOs. January 29, 2020 Ontario company's buyer didn't consult employment standards pg. 3 Company founder stayed on as an employee, but agreement and release couldn't remove previous service from notice entitlement HARASSMENT on page 6 » CREDIT: MIKEDOTTA SHUTTERSTOCK PREVIOUS on page 7 » with Colin Gibson Ask an Expert pg. 2 Dismissal of probationary employees: What are the rules?

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