Stress at work is a serious problem. Google bad bosses and see what comes up. It is not well known however that undue stress caused by inappropriate conduct of the employer can lead to a constructive termination of employment. In other words, the employee may be forced to leave work for the sake of their
On June 27, 2008, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long awaited decision in Keays v. Honda Canada Inc. Mr. Keays had been a long-term employee at Honda who was off sick as a result of chronic fatigue syndrome. Honda was not satisfied with the quality of his doctor’s notes and requested that Mr.
The old adage “innocent until proven guilty” could soon become a phrase of the past. In August, a Montreal Court was scheduled to handle the first criminal case involving the new reverse onus law. The Reverse Onus law is a recent amendment to the Canadian Criminal Code that went into effect May 2008. The law
In the Canadian legal system, there are generally two elements required to prove a crime: the act (actus rea) and the mental state (mens rea). Generally, without proof of these two elements there can be no criminal conviction. However, what may at first seem like a simple equation of two parts, can actually become a
Starting July 2nd, the laws for driving under the influence of drugs in Toronto and throughout all of Ontario will become much stricter. Earlier this year, after almost 5 years of debate in the federal Parliament, a law was passed that will mandate roadside testing for drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs.