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Category Archives: Off Duty Conduct

HRPA Hamilton: Managing Off-duty Conduct

Rudner MacDonald Associate Cody Yorke presents to HRPA Hamilton on managing off-duty conduct.   HRPA Hamilton: Managing Off-duty Conduct from RudnerMacDonaldLLP Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)


Toronto Star Tragedy Shines Light on Perils of Office Romances

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When Your Employee Gets Arrested

What is an employer to do when it discovers that one of their employees has been arrested? My latest First Reference Talks blog post addresses this tricky situation, where in many cases, the employer’s knee-jerk reaction will be to dismiss the employee, particularly where the charges relate to more unsavoury conduct. However, the law is clear that like most off-duty […]


Discipline for Off-Duty Conduct

In my latest Canadian HR Law blog post, I tackled the controversial issue of whether an individual can be disciplined or dismissed for what they do while off-duty. The original post can be found here, but an expanded version is below. So can you be fired for something you do on your own time, off-duty and away from work? The […]


Off-duty conduct can come back to haunt you – even if it was 50 years ago!

Following up on all the discussion about Jian Ghomeshi and his off-duty conduct, my most recent Canadian HR Law blog post is actually about a story that broke before Ghomeshi but was then quickly overshadowed by it. Briefly, the media was focused on the case of a Quebec teacher who faced controversy for her own off-duty conduct. Both cases, while […]


Jian Ghomeshi: Do employers belong in the bedroom?

The media and social media coverage of the Jian Ghomeshi dismissal / sex scandal has exploded over the past 24 hours. In my most recent Canadian HR Law Blog post, I discuss some of the issues that arise, including the distinction between dismissal with cause and dismissal without cause and the ability of employers to discipline or dismiss an employee for […]



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