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AN ONTARIO LABOUR Relations Board (OLRB) ruling against mining giant Vale could impact future collective bargaining, according to at least one employment lawyer. The OLRB ruled Vale violated provincial labour laws by refusing to provide recourse for nine workers fired during a year-long strike.
The nature of a worker's employment may be "of declining importance" in determining notice, the Ontario Court of Appeal has suggested in rebuffing an employer's bid to impose a "hard cap" of 12 months pay in lieu of notice on clerical and unskilled employees.
Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru of Toronto-based Samfiru Tumarkin has observed a wave of immigrants coming through his door, particularly in recent months, seeking advice on terminations. He said he believes employers lay off newcomers because they're less likely to demand workplace entitlements, such as severance pay.
Un avocat torontois spécialisé dans le droit du travail, Lior Samfiru, estime que les employeurs ont également tendance à remercier plus rapidement les nouveaux arrivants parce que souvent, ils font moins valoir leurs droits, notamment en ce qui a trait aux indemnité s de départ.