Legislation or Case Law

Mechalchuk v. Galaxy Motors

In Mechalchuk v. Galaxy Motors, the Supreme Court of BC ruled that Galaxy Motors, an automotive retail company, had a valid reason to fire a senior employee who claimed personal meal expenses as business expenses. The accumulation of expenses in dispute totaled approximately $250 CAD. 

Consequences of no Sexual Harassment Policy

A recent Human Rights case illustrates the consequences of not having a sexual harassment policy in the workplace. 

Can your employer discipline or fire you for expressing your opinions on the Hamas-Israel conflict

Does a Canadian employer, such as Moxies, have the right to discipline or fire you for your on or off-duty conduct and social media posts related to the current Hamas-Israel conflict?  The answer is, it depends. 

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In a recent article, Robert Smithson addresses the recent BC Human Rights Tribunal v. Gibraltar Mines Ltd. case that reinforces the employer's need to accommodate an employee's change in family circumstances and provides his perspective on accommodating the increased breadth of “family status” human rights claims.