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Does the Tribunal have the power to deal with allegations of “unfairness” at work?

employement-law-toronto-kevin-sambranoWhether or not the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has the power to deal with general allegations of unfairness in the workplace was recently revisited in Murray v. YouthLink.

The matter

On September 25, 2014 the applicant filed an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (more…)

“Hitting the Ground Running” Resume


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Human Rights Issue- Is how young you “look” a requirement of your job?

Case Law Ouwroulis v. New Locomotion, 2009 HRTO 335

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WSIB- What is it? And how does it work?


The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) provides a workers compensation system for the employers and workers of Ontario.  The WSIB and the Workplace and Safety Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) are established under Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance act. 1997, S.O. 1990, c.16, Sch. A. .

Employers pay premiums for “no-fault collective liability workplace insurance.”   Even though employers are protected from lawsuits, any claim may increase the employer’s premiums. (more…)

Landlord’s Responsibility to Repair

repairs1-copy1What are my responsibilities for repair as a landlord?

Having worked with landlords and tenants for years, whether a large complex or small, I find there is a general misunderstanding about maintenance.

“A landlord is responsible for providing and maintaining a residential complex, including the rental units in it, in a good state of repair and fit for habitation and for complying with health, safety, housing and maintenance standards. 2006, c. 17, s. 20 (1).”[1] (more…)

Death of a Tenant

keysWho has rights to the apartment unit?

If a tenant of a rental unit dies and there are no other tenants of the rental unit, the tenancy shall be deemed to be terminated 30 days after the death of the tenant.[1]

What this means is (more…)

Rules of Evidence- Identifications


Online Presentation: Rules of Evidence- Identifications
This is the media presentation used to introduce laypersons and law students to the legal rules of Identifications (under the rules of evidence). It discusses its value to the Crown, (more…)

The Standard of Care and The Reasonable Person

reasonable Tort Law & Negligence: Online Presentation

“Torts” is a medieval French word meaning “wrong” or “wrongful act” done to a person’s body, property or reputation.  The “Reasonable Person” is a legal “test” to (more…)

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