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Category Archives: Video/Audio

Toronto Star Tragedy Shines Light on Perils of Office Romances

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Criminal Prosecution of Ghomeshi Failed – What Does it Mean for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

It has been a year and a half since the Ghomeshi scandal first broke in October 2014. While the criminal court cases may now be coming to a close, it is hard to say that the effects of this case on Canadian workplaces will diminish anytime soon. This is exactly what Stuart Rudner had to say in a recent interview with City […]


Managing Performance Issues in the Workplace: Google Hangout

On January 7, Stuart Rudner hosted the first Rudner MacDonald Google Hangout of 2016. Stuart answered a variety of questions on the subject of managing performance issues in the workplace. Specifically, he discussed the following topics: The benefits of performance reviews from a legal and HR perspective Informal feedback vs. annual reviews Steps for dismissal for cause based on performance How to […]


Accommodating Medical Marijuana – Stuart Rudner on Fairchild TV

In a recent interview with Fairchild TV, Stuart discussed the issue of accommodation for employees prescribed with medical marijuana treatments. Thus far, the marijuana use at work has been seen in a negative light. However, the reality is that medical marijuana prescriptions are a growing trend for treatment of a number of health conditions. In his interview, Stuart cautions employers against simply dismissing the […]


Investigating Allegations of Harassment: Google Hangout

On September 10, 2015, Stuart and Natalie hosted the firm’s monthly social media session, which was a Google Hangout discussing how to respond to allegations of harassment in the workplace. This interactive session addressed topics including: What is, and is not, harassment Employer obligations when confronted with allegations of harassment Anonymous complaints Considering the rights of complainant and accused Investigations […]


Pam Am Games Sexual Harassment Allegations: The Need to Investigate

As discussed in our recent blog post, Stuart was recently interviewed by Global Television in relations to the allegations of sexual harassment made against David Peterson. He discussed the fact that when employers receive complaints of harassment, they have an absolute duty to investigate promptly, fairly and thoroughly. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on […]


You’re Fired! When can you dismiss an employee for cause?

On July 2, 2015, Natalie and Stuart hosted the firm’s monthly social media session, which was a Google Hangout discussing when an employee can be fired, or dismissed for cause. The session followed several high-profile firings in recent months, many of which were discussed in previous blog posts (such as here and here). We work with employees to help them […]


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 […]


Human Rights in the Workplace: May 2015 Google Hangout

On May 7, 2015, Natalie and Stuart hosted the firm’s monthly social media session, which was a Google Hangout discussing Human Rights in the Workplace. This interactive session addressed topics including: Considerations when filing a human rights claim Different venues: civil courts vs human rights tribunals Types and quantum of damages awarded Reinstatement as a remedy Court and tribunal processes […]


Workplace privacy: how far can your employer go?

Can employers search the content of your workplace computer, tablet or smartphone? What if you store personal information on it? Can they go so far as to search  your personal devices? And what if you are dismissed, and HR takes your smartphone back with all of your contacts and personal photos on it? In the modern workplace, the lines between […]


Stuart on Toronto Speaks! Legal Rights in the Workplace

Back to the archives: Stuart appeared on this Rogers TV show to provide general information and advice on employment law and to discuss Understanding Your Legal Rights in the Workplace. 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 […]



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