Taylor & Blair LLP Featured On CTV News

Taylor & Blair LLP was pleased to have one of our lawyers, Ben Tarnow, interviewed by CTV News for a story about his victory at the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal for our client “K”.

Human Rights Violation

As discussed in October 19, 2022 the decision of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, K began his employment in 2013 and was by all accounts a model employee until his struggles with addiction started to overwhelm his life.  K was eventually diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and a bipolar disorder.  K was open and honest with his employer and explained his medical diagnoses and he went on long-term disability in late 2017 and entered into a substance abuse program.

K worked hard to treat his dual diagnoses and eventually received medical clearance to return to work in May of 2018.

Accommodating A Worker Returning From Disability

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Handling Employee Termination Claims

Taylor & Blair LLP Featured On The Advocate Daily

The lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP work hard to ensure our clients get a fair resolution of their employment law issues, whether we’re representing the employer or the employee.  Our reputation matters to us and it was an honour to be selected by the team at the Advocate Daily, a website that post legal new and opinion articles free of charge, to comment on wrongful termination for their article on the topic.

Wrongful termination can come in many forms and there is no one-size fits all approach to these types of claims.  Wrongful termination claims can be based in termination without cause, failure to give sufficient notice/severance, the manner in which the termination occurs, constructive dismissal, workplace harassment, human rights violations, amongst others.  The way each case is handled and the approach you need to take can change based … Continue reading

Taylor & Blair Named in Three Best Rated

Taylor & Blair LLP is honoured to have our lawyers ranked as top three in their field in the area of Employment Law by Three Best Rated®.  Whether working for an employer or an employee the goal of our lawyer’s is the best possible outcome for the client.

Three Best Rated® is a multi-national ranking website created in 2014 with the goal to find users the top 3 local professionals, restaurants, health care providers, etc., in key cities. Three Best Rated® checks firm’s reviews, history, complaints, ratings, nearness, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence, and reputation before awarding a firm with the award.… Continue reading

The Dangers of Wrongful Dismissal in the Age of Long-COVID

While much of the world is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of the virus are still very much affecting the workplace.  

There is a staggering amount of the workforce in North America who have been rendered unable to work due to the ongoing effects of what has become known generally as Long COVID, although it is also known as Long COVID-19, COVID-19 Long Haul or Post-COVID-19 Syndrome.  Whatever you call it, Long COVID can cause damage to an individual’s organs, such as their brain, heart, skin, kidneys, and lungs.  There is also mounting evidence of significant neurological damage.  On top of the physical damage Long COVID leaves many people with ongoing emotional and mental health concerns.

Symptoms of Long-COVID

The symptoms that can relate to long-covid are varied and can include some or all of Continue reading

Foreign Nationals Entering Canada for Business or Employment in 2022

The Government of Canada will be changing how they deal with foreign nationals entering Canada in light of the ongoing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022.

As matters currently stand, individuals with business to transact in Canada, or foreign nationals who are employed in Canada can enter if they are vaccinated with little trouble.  For unvaccinated foreign nationals who wish to enter Canada for employment or business, entry into Canada is allowed so long as individuals quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival and 8 days thereafter with negative results.  

Changes to Rules for Foreign Nationals Entering Canada

However, changes are coming for the rules governing entry into Canada for foreign nationals and as of January 15, 2022 entry will become much more restrictive to foreign companies looking to do business in the Canadian market.  Most foreign nationals seeking entry to Canada will Continue reading