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October 29, 2014

Exclusive Jurisdiction and the Jian Ghomeshi Case

In a series of stunning developments on October 26, 2014, the CBC announced that information had come to the Corporation’s attention which caused it to terminate the employment of radio host Jian Ghomeshi. This prompted a press release from Mr. Ghomeshi’s lawyers, that he intended to file a lawsuit seeking $50,000,000 in damages, as well...

Omer’s Case: Labour Law, Wrongful Dismissal and Duty to Accommodate

Background Omer had been working for Air Canada for ten years, doing a job he loved as an airline mechanic, when the company claimed he had abandoned the job. Following an altercation  with a co-worker, Omer was off work suffering from depression. Both he and the co-worker had been suspended, but Omer considered this was...

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