Author Archives: Shauna R. Gersbach

Workplace Harassment post-Schrenk – Widening the scope of protections

In a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, BCHRT v Schrenk 2017 SCC 62, the SCC (majority 5:2) … Read more

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Performance Management Pitfalls and How To Avoid Them

While it is trite to say that an employer is able to terminate an employee’s employment, it can only do … Read more

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We’re just not that into you – how to terminate a probationary employee – Ly v. Interior Health Authority

The concept of “probation” in an employment contract is often taken for granted. The mistaken assumption is that, during the … Read more

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Lessor’s exposure for motor vehicle claims against lessees/drivers

Stroszyn v. Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited, 2014 BCCA 431  In reasons for judgment released November 6, 2014, the BC … Read more

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Insurers face $4,950,000 in Punitive & Aggravated Damages (Branco v. American Home Assurance, et al. 2013 SKQB 98)

A Saskatchewan trial court’s harsh rebuke of two insurers’ handling of a long-term disability claim has given rise to an … Read more

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