The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S11 E10

A headshot of Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, Co-founding Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, to the right of the Employment Law Show logo. He hosts the show on radio stations 640 Toronto and 980 CFPL in London, Ontario.

Episode Summary

Should employers have social media policies in the workplace? Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, co-managing Partner and national practice leader at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, answers this question and more on the Employment Law Show.

LISTEN BELOW to Ontario’s premiere radio show about employment law and workplace rights featuring the province’s leading employment lawyers. You can hear the show live on Mondays to Thursdays at 640 Toronto and 980 CFPL in London at 6:30 p.m. ET, as the hosts take calls from listeners and provide vital answers to employees and employers.

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Show Notes

  • Employee childcare obligations and change in location: Employers have an obligation to provide accommodations for employees with childcare obligations. Employers that choose not to accommodate an employee have violated human rights and protections under family status. While employees should try and find possible alternatives for childcare, employers have a duty to accommodate up until the point of undue hardship.
  • Social media at the workplace: Employees can be terminated without cause for any reason by their employers as long as it is not discriminatory, and adequate severance pay has been given. Employers are also permitted to have expectations of employee conduct and productivity at the workplace.
  • Privacy concerns for employees and social media: Employees should expect that nothing they post online is considered private. Employees can be disciplined or terminated as a result of online behaviour. In order to terminate an employee for cause, however, employers will have to prove serious employee misconduct.

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