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Keep It To Yourself: Ontario Court Introduces Tort of Public Disclosure in Doe v D, 2016 ONSC 541

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Doe v D (“Doe”) recently introduced the tort of “public disclosure of private facts”, expanding the scope of privacy protection in Canadian common law.[1]  In this case, the Plaintiff brought an action against the Defendant, her ex-boyfriend, for posting a private video of her onto a pornography website.  … Continue Reading

Ho Ho Holy Moly! – Did You Hear What Happened At The Company Holiday Party?

The holiday season is a jolly-busy time to be an employment lawyer. Not only do we get to spend time with our friends and families, but we are also often asked to help our clients deal with the fallout of the infamous alcohol induced holiday party incident.  Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth … Continue Reading

When Your Business Becomes My Business – Dealing with Off-Duty Conduct

In the past few days, the issue of an employee’s off-duty conduct and its impact on the employee’s fit for continued employment has been a hot button topic in the news and on social media. Many have questioned whether employers can or should consider conduct by an employee that occurs in the course of the … Continue Reading
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