In July 2018, a woman in Montreal was unsuccessful in her complaint filed with Quebec’s labour tribunal. She had complained to the tribunal that her employer had refused to allow her to take paid leave after the unexpected death of beloved pet cat. The tribunal ruled that there were no laws in Quebec that would allow an employee to miss work due to the death of a pet and, as such, the employer was not required to allow her paid leave.
My employer is pressuring me to sign a termination or severance package before I am ready to do so. I am worried that I will not have enough time to review the package. What should I do?
After Roseanne Barr made provocative comments about a former senior advisor to former President Obama on Twitter two weeks ago, her show, which had just been renewed for a second season by ABC, was swiftly cancelled.
I just lost my job. My former employer classified my position as an “independent contractor” and has not provided me any notice of the termination. However, I am not so sure that I am actually an “independent contractor” because my former employer controlled a lot about my job including when and how the work was performed.
After getting fired for flipping off Trump’s motorcade last year, former government contractor, Juli Briskman, is suing her ex-employer. Briskman was riding her bike on a Saturday last October when she was photographed giving Trump the middle finger. Her face was not shown in photographs, but the image soon went viral with Briskman using it as her cover photo on Facebook. She claimed responsibility as the woman in the photo on social media and admitted the same to her employer, Akima LLC, a US government contracting firm. Briskman was soon fired for violating a “code of conduct policy”.