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Look to employment contract to assess entitlement after harassment: AdvocateDaily.com

For those seeking compensation after enduring workplace harassment, their employment contract is often a significant indicator of how much money they could receive in a claim.

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Parents’ Rights at Work: Today’s Parent Magazine

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.

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How to handle age discrimination at work: AdvocateDaily.com

Individuals are entitled to protection against discrimination because of their age, but it is important to consult a lawyer quickly if legal action is required

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Aggravated damages awarded to spa worker in wrongful dismissal: AdvocateDaily.com

A skincare therapist has been awarded $15,000 in aggravated damages for the bad-faith conduct of her employer in a wrongful dismissal case, says Kent employment lawyer Richard Johnson, who represented the woman in the lawsuit.

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Negotiate first to avoid unsatisfactory severance, bonus payouts: AdvocateDaily.com

Employees should carefully review and negotiate their agreements before starting a new job to ensure their severance and termination clauses are acceptable.

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The Power of a Well-Written Bonus Plan: Bois v. MD Physician Services

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 […]

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Richard Johnson Quoted in Lawyers Daily: Bill 177

Richard Johnson lends his insight on the recent legislative changes around Domestic Violence Leave in Lawyers Daily.

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Richard Weighs in on Court’s Response to Burger King Firing (AdvocateDaily.com)

Richard Johnson shares his perspective on the recent wrongful dismissal win by the former Burger King employee fired for taking a meal from her employer.

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Employers should offer domestic violence leave ahead of legislation: AdvocateDaily.com

When a business suddenly closes its doors, it is considered a termination of employment — and employees should move quickly to seek advice, Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson tells CTV News Vancouver.

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Employees entitled to recourse when business shuts down: Richard Johnson speaks to CTV News (AdvocateDaily.com)

When a business suddenly closes its doors, it is considered a termination of employment — and employees should move quickly to seek advice, Vancouver employment lawyer Richard Johnson tells CTV News Vancouver.

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