June 2018


Deleting OHS Program Emails ≠ Just Cause to Fire Veteran Safety Director

For 20+ years, a 70-year-old OHS director served faithfully. Then things started going bad. Loss of the organization’s COR certification coupled with personality conflicts


Winners & Losers: Is Speaking in a Foreign Language Nationality Discrimination against English Speakers?

SITUATION Diversity in the workplace has been, rightfully, embraced as an important social value. But it may be having unforeseen and perversely ironic legal consequences.


The Top 10 Worst Foods to Eat While Driving

Numerous studies suggest that using a cell phone while driving causes distractions that increase the risks of traffic accidents. While information of this nature is certainly


What Would You Do? Respirators, Beards & Religion

Your plant requires all machinists to use respirators with tight-fitting facepieces. Since facial hair interferes with a tight seal, the plant adopts a new “no beards” po


CN Fined $1 Million+ for Renewable Fuels Violation

Of the 224 million litres of diesel fuel that CN imported between July 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012, at least 4.48 million (or 2%) should have been renewable. But gove


No Leniency for Employee Fired for Repeated Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts

Longstanding service is generally grounds for leniency, especially for misconduct that occurs away from work and stems from a personality disorder. But the arbitrator in this

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