The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S11 E24

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

Can you be forced to work without being paid? 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 harassed by a coworker: Employees that are facing bullying and harassment at the workplace should document each incident in writing. Employers are obligated to investigate all complaints of harassment that have been brought forth. Employees cannot be penalized or terminated due to filing harassment complaints.
  • An employee is required to work unpaid time by an employer: Employers have to pay employees for the time spent working. Employees that are being required to work without compensation can file an unpaid wages complaint with the Ministry of Labour. Employees cannot be terminated as a result of filing a complaint.
  • Employee obligations after termination: Employees are obligated to find employment once they have been terminated. The duty to mitigate should not be a significant factor in an employer’s severance package. In order to prevent employees from delaying future employment, employers can negotiate settlements.

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