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January 2018 Archives

Elder abuse cases rampant in Ottawa nursing homes since 2012

An investigation by a major Ottawa newspaper shows there is something very wrong at the capital's long-term care facilities. The 27 residences are home to some of Ottawa's most frail citizens -- the elderly. These Ontario homes have been the sites of elder abuse, ranging from sexual abuse, improper care resulting in death and violence.

Employee rights: Drug and alcohol tests in Ontario workplaces

Random drug and alcohol tests in the workplace are usually against the law. In Ontario, human rights laws state that employers don't have the right to test for drugs or alcohol use just because an employee is suspect. It is against the worker's employee rights. The testing must have some connection to carrying out a job safely and in the right manner. 

Wrongful termination in Ontario: Facts on getting the axe

Being fired inappropriately has happened to many employees. There are right and wrong ways an Ontario employer can go about letting an employee go, and those who believe they are the victims of wrongful termination have some recourse under the law in Canada. Knowing the facts about being dismissed can be beneficial for those who find themselves victims of the employment axe.

Ontario responds to elder abuse in Indigenous communities

The treatment of elderly people in Indigenous communities has been an ongoing problem. Ontario is addressing the elder abuse issue with the introduction of new resources under its Ontario Action Plan for Seniors (OAPS). The plan aims to assist the elderly in finding the help they might need. In addition, through the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy, the province will be supporting elder abuse prevention and education - to the tune of $1.4 million over four years - which aims to create awareness.