Articles by Jeff Palamar
Accommodation of Mental Health Issues and Safety of Others in the Workplace; Finding the Balance
Reasonable accommodation to the point of undue hardship as required by human rights legislation is all about compromises. Often there is a legal requirement for employers to compromise with lessened productivity or by paying more to get the work done. …
Attention All Federally Regulated Employers – Your World “Just” Got More Complicated
The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued a significant decision impacting federally regulated employers. In Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, the Supreme Court confirmed that employees covered by Division XIV of the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) have…
Termination Clause in Agreement Struck Down
Regular employees may be terminated at any time without cause upon being given the minimum period of notice prescribed by applicable legislation, or by being paid salary in lieu of such notice or as may otherwise be required by applicable legislation.
Alcohol Abuse and Accommodation
Under human rights legislation, alcoholism is treated as a disability which warrants accommodation to the point of undue hardship.