The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has statutory authority to award a complainant an amount “to compensate that person for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect or to any of them”. In the August 31st 2014 edition of the Weiler Law Blog we reported on a case involving a doctor who successfully won his complaint against.. read more →

27 Jun 2016
June 27, 2016

IMPAIRMENT TESTING: HAS ITS TIME COME?

First posted in April 2015, re-posted June 2016 Sometimes you have to think outside the box.  When I first began practicing labour law one of my clients had a very unique situation.  They were in the business of placing glass on the outside of a new, very tall office building.  The unionized installers had to.. read more →

The essence of a wrongful dismissal action is the fact that the employer has terminated the employee without cause and without reasonable working notice. In the absence of a written enforceable agreement the court must decide what is reasonable notice. There are many myths around the rules. For example many (including some lawyers) believe that.. read more →

There are a number of statutes that give various boards the authority to order reinstatement of an employee.  For example the Labour Relations Board, arbitrators under a collective agreement, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, an adjudicator under the Unjust Dismissal provisions of the Canada Labour Code, the Director of Employment Standards and the Workers Compensation.. read more →

I always find it interesting to read cases where the employer is a union.  There is somehow an irony in seeing a union qua employer taking a hard-nosed stand against its employees who may be represented by a union.  In a recent court case where the Telecommunications Workers Union was the employer/defendant the result was.. read more →