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Under new legislation announced Monday, Ontario employers could soon be required to include salary ranges in job postings and disclose if artificial intelligence is part of their hiring process. “It’s an unacceptable reality that women today in Ontario earn an average of 87 cents for every dollar earned by men,” said Labour Minister David Piccini […]


The vast majority (92 per cent) of global LGBTQ2S+ employees say they consider potential employers’ reputations around LGBTQ2S+ inclusion when searching for a job, according to a new survey by Out Leadership. The survey, which polled more than 2,700 LGBTQ2S+ and ally workers, found 80 per cent of LGBTQ2S+ employees were comfortable being out at […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 2, 2023 September 28, 2023
  • 09:00

Canada’s most recent census found there are 59,460 Canadians aged 15 or older who identify as transgender and 41,355 who identified as non-binary. However, these individuals disproportionately experience egregious discrimination and are most at risk of violence — sexual assault, in particular — than their cisgender counterparts. A lack of support and action by employers to […]

Nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve experienced harm to their mental health or experienced harassment at work in the past 12 months, compared to 14 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association. The survey, which polled more than 2,500 employees, found 19 per […]

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  • July 17, 2023 July 17, 2023
  • 15:00

Roughly a fifth (19 per cent) of employees aged 55 and older say they’ve experienced deliberate exclusion in the workplace, according to a new survey by CareerWallet. By comparison, it found just 10 per cent of employees aged 25 and younger said they’ve experienced exclusionary behaviour at work. In addition, nearly a third (32 per […]

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  • March 17, 2023 March 20, 2023
  • 15:00

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision raises the bar for employers seeking to withhold minimum entitlements under the Employment Standards Act from employees dismissed for cause. The case arose when TK Elevator terminated Mark Render — a manager with more than 30 years’ service — for cause in 2014 after he briefly placed his […]

Seven in 10 Canadian employees have experienced some form of violence and harassment at work, according to a survey by the Canadian Labour Congress in partnership with researchers at Western University and the University of Toronto. The survey, which was conducted to address the lack of Canada-specific data around issues of violence and harassment in […]

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  • April 14, 2022 April 14, 2022
  • 14:45

A pair of stories on employee burnout and the ‘Great Resignation’ took the top spots over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: How employers can help employees struggling with burnout 2. How can employers turn the ‘Great Resignation’ tide? 3. Employers expanding equity compensation programs to […]

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  • February 25, 2022 February 25, 2022
  • 09:00

The Ontario Court of Appeal is refusing to consider an appeal from Ontario’s Divisional Court judgement that affirmed employees’ right to sue for wrongful and constructive dismissal in the civil courts in cases of chronic mental stress arising from workplace harassment. “The case makes it very difficult for human resources professionals to give definitive advice […]

Ontario’s Divisional Court is affirming employees’ right to sue for wrongful and constructive dismissal in the civil courts in cases of chronic mental stress arising from workplace harassment. “That’s important because workplace compensation claims by employees suffering from mental stress as a result of harassment might increase an employer’s premiums slightly, but not nearly as […]