Appeal court provides guidance on workplace investigations

A controversial lower-court ruling that ordered a Montreal lawyer to pay moral damages to a college teacher for pain and suffering after an investigation she had headed into psychological harassment complaints breached the duty of procedural fairness was overturned by the Quebec Court of Appeal in a precedent-setting ruling that provides guidance on workplace investigations. […]

Montreal tax lawyer fights federal whistleblower watchdog

Yacine Agnaou is one of a handful of Canadian lawyers who took on Quebec tax authorities and plead a case so successfully that now others are trying to follow suit. Now Agnaou is immersed in another legal battle against another government department, and once again the odds of winning are stacked against him. […]

Tug of war – Canadian labour under seige

When the final tally was counted, the labour movement could be forgiven for heaving a sigh of relief. The Senate this week amended, some say eviscerated, legislation passed by the House of Commons that would have given organized labour another sound reason to believe it is under siege. What follows is a look at legal developments that could shape the Canadian labour landscape for years to come. […]

Another labour dispute strikes Quebec’s justice system

The list of actors in the Quebec justice system who have grievances against the Quebec government continues to flourish.

Judges sitting on the Tribunal Administratif du Quebec (TAQ), a specialized court that deals with administrative decisions, recently walked out for a few hours after labour negotiations with the government reached an impasse. […]