Advantage CPD: Privilege – What You Need to Know

Privilege is a complex issue. It is important to identify and know how to deal with issues of privilege when they arise, which is frequently. You must know when privilege will attach to communications and information. You must also understand how privilege applies prior to (and in the course of) litigation, and in the context of settlement offers and employee terminations..

Federal Court of Appeal Clarifies Employer Obligations to Investigate Workplace Violence Allegations under the Canada Labour Code

In a recent decision, Canada (Attorney General) v. Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the Federal Court which clarified an employer’s obligation to appoint an impartial “competent person” to investigate complaints of workplace violence. The Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (“Regulations”) require an employer to appoint…