Securities Act Amendments Allow Employees to Bring a Civil Action for Reprisal Against Whistleblowing

Recent amendments to the Ontario Securities Act (Act) now permit an employee to commence a civil action in court for reprisal against whistleblowing. Section 121.5 of the Act imposes new potential liability for employers. It states: 121.5 (1) No person or company, or person acting on behalf of a person or company, shall take a…

Daniel Michaluk Quoted in OHS Canada Magazine

Hicks Morley’s Daniel Michaluk was quoted in the December edition of OHS Canada magazine in an article entitled “Silenced Out.” In the article, Daniel comments on the law governing employers’ response to whistle blowing. View Article

Hicks Morley Information & Privacy Post – Fall 2008

We’re nearing the end of 2008 and are happy to present another edition of the Post. There’s been no shortage of significant developments in the law of information and privacy of late, including a rather welcome clarifying judgement from the Alberta Court of Appeal on the law of spoliation. The case, called McDougall, certainly does…