Blog & Media Appearances

We are regularly asked for comments on employment issues of the day, and regarding high-profile cases we are involved with. 

Below are posts, media appearance and other employment law updates from Swann Law.

What constitutes undue hardship?

What constitutes undue hardship? It refers to a situation where the accommodation is too disruptive to business operations or otherwise onerous for the employer. For example, if the accommodation would require significant financial costs or fundamentally alter the nature of the job, it may be considered undue hardship and, therefore, not required.

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Emoji constitutes agreement to binding contract

CBC News recently reported on a groundbreaking legal case in Saskatchewan, where a judge recognized the use of emojis to “sign” a contract. While this decision stemmed from a grain buyer dispute, it has the potential to impact employment law.

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TDSB launches probe into employee suicide

The suicide of a former high school principal who claimed his reputation was “systematically demolished” by harassment he experienced during an anti-racism training session is a reminder to employers of their obligation to investigate allegations of wrongdoing thoroughly.

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