October 16, 2002

Human Rights – IQ Test

Human Rights IQ test: What can employers ask? Can you ask these questions in a job interview? Here is a list of questions to test your human rights IQ. Can you ask these questions in an interview? Although the answers discuss the Ontario situation, most Canadian provinces are consistent in the treatment of these issues….

October 16, 2002

Can an employee withdraw a resignation?

Question: We have had a number of problems with one of our employees but have not yet taken any steps to terminate her. Two days ago the employee left a letter of resignation on the desk of our HR manager, who was out of the office for the day. Before the HR manager had an…

October 16, 2002

Human Rights – IQ Test

Can you ask these questions in a job interview? Here is a list of questions to test your human rights IQ. Can you ask these questions in an interview? Although the answers discuss the Ontario situation, most Canadian provinces are consistent in the treatment of these issues. Hint: Focus on how the question will sound…

October 2, 2002

The Interview – Can an Employer Ask If a Candidate Has Children?

Question: We are seeking to fill a secretarial position that requires the employee to work overtime hours on a regular basis. Is there a problem with asking any potential new hire whether or not she has any family obligations (such as children), which might prevent her from fulfilling the requirements of the job? Answer: Provincial…

October 2, 2002

Termination and releases

Having terminated workers sign releases Question: Our company has been severely hit by the economic downturn and it is necessary that we terminate a number of our employees. We intend to offer the dismissed employees severance packages. Should we require the terminated employees to sign releases or will this just invite legal intervention causing more…

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