Dan Michaluk Quoted in Canadian HR Reporter­

Hicks Morley’s Dan Michaluk was quoted in the February 25, 2013 edition of Canadian HR Reporter in a front page article on misconduct investigations. In this article, Dan comments about the use of GPS data indicating employers have prevailed for the most part. Dan states, “If there’s a legitimate investigation, employers ought to be able…

How the New Privacy Tort Will Affect Employers

On January 18th, 2012, the Court of Appeal for Ontario recognized a new “intrusion upon seclusion” civil cause of action. In this FTR Now, we describe the new cause of action (or “tort”) and identify its significance to employers. THE INTRUSION UPON SECLUSION TORT Under Ontario law it is now clear that individuals can sue…

Accident Investigations

As the number of prosecutions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) continue to rise, clients need to be effectively managing accident investigations. We have summarized some of the key OHSA issues that arise in any accident: 1. Know the Reporting Requirements The OHSA sets out different reporting requirements depending on the type of…