Human Rights Tribunal or Legal Action?

August 21, 2019
Blog Post

I may have been discriminated and/or harassed: should I file a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal or start a legal action at court? Nelligan O’Brien Payne gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Adrienne Fanjoy, Student-at-Law, in writing this blog post. Is there a policy or person at your workplace that makes you feel uncomfortable, unwelcome,… Read more »

Secretly Recording Conversations at Work: Risky Business

August 7, 2019
Blog Post

Most people these days have a smartphone in their pocket and/or a tablet in their bag. As such, it should come as no surprise that employees are increasingly recording conversations with colleagues or managers in the workplace in secret. It is easy to do this without the other person’s knowledge by simply setting your device… Read more »

Amazon Warehouse Workers in the U.S., U.K., and Germany are on Strike: How will Amazon Ottawa Fare?

July 16, 2019
Blog Post

As has been widely reported, tech giant Amazon is set to open a million-square-foot warehouse in Ottawa, which will employ approximately 600 people. While the announcement of hundreds of new jobs is generally good news for Ottawa, we have to ask whether the global company will be able to adapt to the particular employment protections… Read more »

You’ve Been Terminated: Now What?

July 10, 2019
Blog Post

Nelligan O’Brien Payne gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Daniel Hunter, Student-at-Law, in writing this blog post. The immediate aftermath of a termination is a turbulent time, and some employers may try to use this to their advantage. Therefore, it is important that you understand your rights. Here are five things to have in mind immediately… Read more »

Tornado and Emergency Leave: does such a thing even exist?

June 12, 2019
Blog Post

Nelligan O’Brien Payne gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Denise Deschênes, Student-at-Law in writing this blog post. For those of us living in the nation’s capital, tornado warnings are becoming a more frequent occurrence. The most recent tornado to affect Ottawa seemed to take everyone by surprise, including severe weather meteorologists. So, if you receive a… Read more »