Labour and Employment Communiqué

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August 13, 2019

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Katz et al. v. Clarke: Ontario Divisional Court Upholds Termination of Employee Due to Frustration of Contract

Sasha Segal

The Ontario Divisional Court recently upheld an employer’s decision to terminate an employee for frustration of contract, affirming that it is “inherently impossible” to accommodate an employee who is unable to work. Background The employee, Mr. Clarke, was employed as...

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The Hidden Risks Associated with Social Media Background Checks

Sabrina Anis

In the digital age, an individual’s personal information is often only a few keystrokes away.  The prolific use of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Reddit, offer an abundance of personal details.  While employers might value...

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