Why Women Get Less for Wrongful Dismissal

Why Women Get Less for Wrongful DismissalA seven year classroom study followed by an analysis of Court of Appeal cases  by a B.C. professor found that women typically get from 1.5 to 1.7 months less compensation in wrongful dismissal cases than men, whether settlements are negotiated or cases are litigated. Although at first blush it may appear that the reason is discrimination against women, in fact the key reason for this gender-based discrepancy in negotiated wrongful…

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Job Prospects Poor, Study Predicts

Job Prospects Poor, Study PredictsA new report from The Conference Board of Canada suggests job seekers may be in for a tough time in the next few months. The Ottawa-based economic research group said Friday its monthly help-wanted index survey suggests hiring prospects will be poor, falling in 17 of 26 metropolitan areas it surveys, including nine out of 10 in Ontario. Also Friday, a forecast from Capital Economics predicted Canada’s economy will remain…

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5 Childish Reasons For Not Saving

5 Childish Reasons For Not SavingThere are five major  reasons employees don’t save for retirement, according to a Buck Consultants brief released Thursday.  As cited by Pensions World in February of this year (see Pensions Provision: Why save for retirement) they are: 1.) A fatalistic belief in the possibility of dying tomorrow 2.) An assumption that they can work until they die 3.) Paternalistic faith that someone will look after them 4.) Unwillingness to delay…

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EI Benefits for the Self Employed

EI Benefits for the Self EmployedAs the ranks of self employed Canadians increases, there is a growing problem of employment insurance coverage.  What is the problem?  Self employed business owners previously were not eligible for employment insurance coverage.  As it’s especially applicable to the female entrepreneurs, business income could dry up quickly while on maternity leave.  With no business income or employment insurance benefit, the financial situation could get ugly unless there is substantial savings….

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