John-Edward C Hyde’s HR Law Blog

8 Disciplinary Overreactions for Employers

8 Disciplinary Overreactions for Employers

Employment law is riddled with hidden traps that, if sprung, can be financially devastating for employers. Nowhere is this balance more difficult to strike than in workplace discipline. While a zero-tolerance approach can lead to excessive litigation (sometimes...

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Can an Employer Request a Doctor’s Note?

Can an Employer Request a Doctor’s Note?

The short answer? Sometimes. With the passing of Bill 148, many Ontario employees and employers believe that an employer is never entitled to ask for a doctor’s note. But that is far from the truth. Employers still have broad discretion to request doctor’s notes from...

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