Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith is the principal writer and editor of Canadian Employment Law Today and is also the employment law editor for Canadian HR Reporter. He has more than a decade of experience covering employment law issues and notable court decisions for these publications. Jeffrey’s areas of expertise include terminations, employment standards, constructive dismissal, and workplace human rights.

Jeffrey has maintained a blog discussing employment law issues since 2009 and hosts webinars on various topics featuring experts in the HR and legal professions. He also writes for Canadian Labour Reporter, summarizing recent arbitration decisions.

Jeffrey avidly follows several sports — and has dabbled in sports writing — and also enjoys sitting down with a good book.

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Free webinar: The road to a healthy organization

Employee health and wellness is the engine that drives a strong organization

Free webinar: The road to a healthy organization

Injured B.C. worker dismissed for being unable to meet job requirements

Worker’s medical restrictions prevented him from performing regular job; not qualified for any possible accommodated positions

Injured B.C. worker dismissed for being unable to meet job requirements

Laid-off B.C. worker gets 22 months’ pay — minus CERB

Temporary layoff that became permanent was constructive dismissal; damage award replaced lost income, making CERB an extra benefit that should be deducted

Laid-off B.C. worker gets 22 months’ pay — minus CERB

Ontario court overturns dismissal of worker’s constructive dismissal claim

Tribunal found that worker couldn’t sue for harassment that caused psychological injury, but also denied constructive dismissal action

Ontario court overturns dismissal of worker’s constructive dismissal claim

Why career development should matter to employers

'I see it as an essential strategy for recruiting, developing and retaining purposeful and satisfied employees'

Why career development should matter to employers

Thicker than water

Accommodating employees' need to care for family members can go beyond legislated leave entitlements

Thicker than water

The top 10 most reputable companies in Canada

Toronto-based retailer takes number-one spot

The top 10 most reputable companies in Canada

Liability and the hybrid workplace

Employers have legal obligations in the workplace, no matter where that might be

Liability and the hybrid workplace

B.C. engineer awarded 6 months' notice after less than 3 months' work

Company's inducement of worker from secure employment, bad-faith conduct in dismissal warrant longer notice, aggravated damages

B.C. engineer awarded 6 months' notice after less than 3 months' work

Leadership assessment fails to get to the heart of the matter at hospital

Report discriminatory in failing to consider head of cardiac surgery's concerns about male-dominated workplace

Leadership assessment fails to get to the heart of the matter at hospital