Parents, do not despair. You have rights and no longer need to choose between your career and your children. In this piece for BC Parent Newsmagazine, human rights and employment lawyer Richard Johnson provides an overview of the legal protections that exist for BC parents in the context of pregnancy, parental leave and childcare responsibilities. […]
Should the courts treat mental and physical injuries differently when it comes to assessing damages? Find out in Richard Johnson‘s latest case law update, a review of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Saadati v. Moorehead, here.
Severance liability, bad faith damages result of employer’s ambiguous standards (The Lawyer’s Daily)
Richard Johnson lends his insight on the Cottrill v. Utopia Day Spas and Salons Ltd. case relating to aggravated/bad faith damages in Lawyers Daily.
By Richard Johnson. (This article originally appeared in the July 25, 2017 issue of The Lawyer’s Daily.) Sometimes there are clear-cut instances where an employee has committed misconduct that gives an employer just cause to dismiss the employee. However, obvious instances of just cause are rare indeed. The overwhelming majority of dismissals are without cause […]
By Richard Johnson. In Canada, most non-unionized employees have one primary means of recourse (absent a human rights claim) for challenging a dismissal: litigation through our civil court system. For non-unionized employees working in a federally governed industry such as air transportation or banking or for a First Nation, however, there are two primary options: […]
For those parents who aren’t aware of their workplace rights, Richard Johnson provides a helpful primer in the May issue of Today’s Parent on how human rights and employment standards law work to protect them on the job.
By Richard Johnson. A recent decision from the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice serves as a strong reminder to both employers and employees about the importance of well-drafted written employment terms. The terms at issue in Bois v. MD Physician Services Inc. related to the plaintiff’s bonus, and meant the difference between a significant incentive payment […]
Richard Johnson lends his insight on the recent legislative changes around Domestic Violence Leave in Lawyers Daily.
Contributor, Richard Johnson. Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal made an example of Mississauga employer Applied Consumer and Clinical Evaluations (ACCE ) when it ordered it to pay former employee Vicky Struckwick almost a quarter million dollars as compensation for her dismissal and the “campaign of abuse” she suffered in the workplace. The […]
Lawyer Richard Johnson, Contributor. Earlier this year, we posted lawyer Richard Johnson’s top ten employment law tips for employees in British Columbia. In the interests of equality and fairness, we thought it was high time we shared his employer tips. So, BC employers, here are RBJ’s top ten workplace law tips: When collecting personal employee […]