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May 2018 Archives

Understanding Elder Abuse

As a significant part of our population inches closer to old age, elder abuse continues to be a pressing topic. Defined as a “single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where this an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”, elder abuse can take many shapes.

Mental Health, Addiction, And The Workplace

Living with a mental health disability or addiction is hard. Having to navigate daily life in a workplace unwilling to accommodate these issues is even harder. While there are laws in place to protect employees with mental health issues or addiction, not every employer is compliant. The result? Workers who are unable to perform to the best of their abilities.

Employee rights: Ontario school employees want fair treatment

All teachers -- public and Catholic -- will now be on an even keel financially in the province. The Ontario government will be shelling out $39 million to school employee groups. The announcement was made after public school teachers launched a labour board complaint that their Catholic colleagues were getting more in payouts. The increase comes to level out the playing field between Catholic and public school employees, ensuring employee rights