Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a partner with McLennan Ross in Calgary. He practises management-side labour and employment law.

He can be reached at tmitchell@mross.com.

Banning topics of discussion

Can an employer ban discussion of certain topics in the workplace that have caused arguments between employees under threat of discipline?

Banning topics of discussion

Requiring a terminated employee to seek legal advice before signing release

Can an employer require that an employee being terminated seek legal advice before signing a release?

Requiring a terminated employee to seek legal advice before signing release

Security cameras in the workplace

Requirement to notify employees of surveillance

Harassment of supervisor by subordinate

When the balance of power shifts due to harassment

Requesting an independent medical examination

When information from employee's doctor isn't enough

Requesting an independent medical examination

Threshold for dismissal after employee theft

Dismissal not always automatic

Work-from-home requirements in bad weather

Some employees have laptops, some don't

Bad-faith dismissal with generous severance package

Manner of dismissal still in play

Managers filling in for sick employees

If supervisors help out on a regular basis, are they entitled to overtime pay?

Accommodating employee disability resulting from reckless off-duty conduct

Disability the result of employee's poor choices