• Paradise Lost – Firing an Employee on Vacation

    …, and awarded the employee $1,000 in additional damages. Working Notice Terminating an employee while he is on vacation also restricts the employer’s ability to provide working notice to the employee. Under section 67 (1) of the BC Employment Standards Act, working notice given to an employee has no effect if the notice period coincides…

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  • How to handle age discrimination at work: AdvocateDaily.com

    … Individuals are entitled to protection against discrimination because of their age, but it is important to consult a lawyer quickly if legal action is required, KEL lawyer Richard Johnson writes in Inspired Senior Living. In the article, Johnson says the protection against ageism applies to shopping, obtaining services, renting an apartment…

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  • Gender-Based Dress Codes: Do We Need Another Law?

    … By Erin Brandt. Gender-based dress codes have lately become a “hot topic” for British Columbia’s media outlets. The recent interest flows from Green party leader Andrew Weaver’s new Bill M2** which (if enacted) Mr. Weaver says will prevent employers from requiring that female employees wear high heels in the workplace. (I myself participated…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • Probation: Why Bother?

    … notice” of his termination in the circumstances. In this case, the Court set Mr. Ly’s reasonable notice period at three months, and ordered that IHA pay Mr. Ly damages accordingly. Takeaway In most cases, an employer likely views probationary employment as a way to limit its severance liability should a new hire turn out to be a poor fit…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
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