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.

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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Lawyer argues case based on fictional ChatGPT cases

A New York lawyer is facing a court hearing after he filed a legal brief containing references to non-existent legal cases, BBC reports. The lawyer admitted he used ChatGPT to research cases, telling the court he was “unaware that its content could be false.”

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What is an actionable toxic workplace?

A toxic workplace is characterized by negative behaviours, attitudes, or practices that create an unhealthy and hostile work atmosphere.

But only certain types of toxicity — name-calling, bullying, discrimination, harassment and other unsafe working conditions — will amount to something that would support legal action.

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