Courts siding with employers

Decision signals a new era of employer-friendly judgments
By Joyce Hampton
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/05/2001

In Canada’s courthouses, there is an invisible pendulum that swings over employment law decisions. It moves between the employer and the employee. Some years, the courts seem to side more often with the employee. Other years, court decisions seem to be more often in favour of the employer.

For the past few years, the pendulum has been largely on the employee’s side. Employers have found it difficult to win cases; the courts — for whatever reason — have ruled more often in favour of the employee.

But there are signs that the pendulum may be swinging back towards the employer.