June 22, 2022
Stuart is joined by Lorin MacDonald, human rights lawyer and disability advocate, for a conversation about accommodation and inclusion.
For decades, human rights lawyer Lorin MacDonald has demonstrated leadership, passion, and commitment to accessibility and inclusion in her volunteer and professional activities, all informed by her lived experience as a woman born with profound hearing loss. Recognized as one of Canada’s disability leaders, Lorin has made many aware of the challenges faced by Canadians with disabilities during COVID-19, in addition to her human rights and accessibility presentations.
For the past three years, Lorin has been a nominee for Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in the Human Rights category, named to the list in 2021. Also last year, the Women’s Executive Network included Lorin as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100. In May 2022, the Law Society of Ontario bestowed upon Lorin the Law Society Medal, its highest honour, for outstanding service in recognition of her work to make the profession more accessible and inclusive.
June 7, 2022
Stuart Rudner and the Rudner Law Team look at some examples of workplace don'ts that you may recognize from pop culture and TV.
April 28, 2022
Stuart is joined by Brittany Taylor for a discussion on the Will Smith/Chris Rock incident at this year's Oscars Awards and the lessons about workplace violence it brought up.
February 22, 2022
We're putting Cupid on trial in our post-Valentine's Day Fire Away show. Is workplace romance possible these days? Could you stop it if you tried? Stuart is joined by Jennifer Ansell and Eric Prydatok to discuss. What do you think?
February 7, 2022
Stuart is joined by John Curtis and Larissa Donovan. John is a lawyer, mediator, investigator, and former Olympic athlete in the sport of sailing whose practice is focused on resolving workplace conflict. Larissa is an articling student currently working with John; she is a Board Member of the Dandelion Initiative, which focuses on survivors of sexual violence. This episode looks at the Kyle Beach sexual assault lawsuit against the Chicago Blackhawks organization, and how this case translates into lessons for HR professionals and employers.
January 12, 2022
Would you buy a car and then try to negotiate the price later? That is effectively what you're doing when you sign a severance package and then try to go back later on and get more money. And for whatever reason, we've seen an increase in the number of calls we're getting from people that have already signed their severance package and now want to meet with us and have us assess it.
December 31, 2021
Stuart Rudner, Brittany Taylor, and Nadia Zaman review the past year and look ahead at the employment law issues to come in 2022.
November 23, 2021
Brittany is joined by Jacqueline Bart and Serge Boudreau to discuss the implications of having employees working outside of Ontario or outside of Canada.
October 27, 2021
Stuart is joined by Les Freeman, an associate at Creative Planning Financial Group, and together they look at employee benefit and insurance plans to discuss the potential liabilities that employers may not be thinking about.