Highlights / workplace

Health, Society

Survey: Canadians concerned that revealing mental issues can impact career

A new report finds that that Canadians are concerned that revealing mental health issues will impact their workplace and personal relationships. According to a survey from Morneau Shepell published today, 44 per cent of Canadian respondents believe that their career »


Privy Council Office launches workplace probe of Governor General’s office

The Privy Council Office (PCO) says it has launched a “thorough, independent and impartial” workplace probe into claims of harassment and verbal abuse in the office of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette. The investigation follows a CBC News report that quoted »


Governor General’s office denies claims of workplace abuse

The office of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is denying allegations that the former astronaut has created a toxic work environment for staff at Rideau Hall. The denial follows a report by CBC News on Tuesday claiming that the Queen’s representative »

Health, Society

Alleged discrimination for not being “gay”, court orders new hearing

A worker who claims he was discriminated against because he was not gay, will get a new hearing. Aaren Jagadeesh alleges that he was often passed over for promotion at a major Canadian bank because of his heterosexual orientation. He »

Economy, Health, International, Society

Quebec rules for safety over turbans, religious beliefs

After years of litigation that began in 2006, the highest court in the province of Quebec has ruled workplace safety comes before religious beliefs. The ruling concerns Sikh truckdrivers who had challenged a requirement to wear safety helmets when leaving »


More than 9 in 10 Canadian workers feel burned out: study

An online survey of Canadian managers and workers has found that the overwhelming majority of respondents reported experiencing some degree of burnout as a result of unmanageable workloads or constant interruptions. The results of the survey released by staffing and »


Sucking up to the boss may increase employees’ bad behaviour: study

There may be long-term benefits from ingratiating oneself to an employer but a new study suggest it can deplete the employee’s self-control and lead to negative behaviour, according to a recent study. More depleted, more tired, maybe even rude “We »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Dress for Success: A concept still valid

How much time do you spend choosing clothing for work? When it comes to professional or office environments, a clear majority of staff and of managers agree that the clothing choices you make can affect your chances of promotion. An »

Economy, Health

Bill might stop employers from requiring high heels

Ontario might soon be the second province in Canada to stop employers from requiring women to wear high heels at work. Earlier this year, the province of British Columbia (B.C.) amended its Workers Compensation Act to make it illegal to »

Economy, Society

Workplace harassment getting more attention

Several reports of workplace harassment have made headlines recently in Canada bringing the issue to the attention of the public and employers. A woman is suing the WestJet airline for allegedly failing to protect her from sexual assault by a »