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Law of Labour Relations, Law in the Workplace, and Labour Arbitration (IRE 1270, IRE 1338, and IRE 1260)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 1260, IRE 1270 and IRE 1338, with research papers and assignments.

Social Media

We CAN use FACEBOOK!!!!!  and TWEET too???!!!!

Social Media - Selected Resources

A great resource is Lexology, an aggregator of law firm digital publications/blogs. Sign up for an account on the website.

To perform your search type your keyword(s) into the search bar at the top of the page and change the Jurisdiction to "Canada" and the Work area to "Employment & Labor".

Sample Articles from Lexology:

Hicks Morley, June 2, 2014: Arbitrator Upholds Dismissal of Grievor for Posting Vicious Comments about Co-Worker on Facebook,"by Andrew Zabrovsky

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, May 9, 2014: "Dismissal for Facebook post upheld by arbitrator," by Michael Torrance

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, June 19, 2013: “Facebook postings fair game for employers,” by Frédéric Parisien

Blank Rome LLP, October 3, 2012: “National Labor Relations Board issues first decision addressing ‘Facebook firings’,” by Cara S. Friedlander

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, November 9, 2010: “National Labor Relations Board issues complaint in Facebook posting case,” by Gregory Parker Rogers and Gayle M. Warm

Click here for a complete list of relevant articles.

Labour Pains, August 1, 2016: Employers Responsible for Protecting Employees from Harassment on Twitter  Toronto Transit Commission and ATU, Local 113 (Use of Social Media), Re , 2016 CarswellOnt 10550 (ON Arb)

Blakes, January 29, 2015: “New challenges for old laws: B.C. Court considers employee misuse of social media,” by Eleni Kassaris and Skye McGinley.
"The Supreme Court of British Columbia’s ruling in Kim v. International Triathlon Union (International Triathlon Union) is the first reported court decision to consider termination of a non-union employee for postings made on a social media platform".

Lancaster House Labour Arbitration Conference 2014. Panel 3: Provocative Postings: Balancing Rights in a Tech-Savvy World. Monitoring Off-Duty Social Media Use (request from CIRHR Library staff)

Anaka, L., & McLeod, K. (2012). Social Media and Digital Evidence at Arbitration: A Union Perspective. In Labour Arbitration Yearbook 2012-2013 (pp. 39-62). Toronto: Lancaster House.

Michaud, J. & Feth, K. (2012). Social Media and Digital Evidence at Arbitration: A Management Perspective. In Labour Arbitration Yearbook 2012-2013 (pp. 17-37). Toronto: Lancaster House.

Fired over Facebook: The Consequences of Discussing Work Online [article]  Western Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 2 (November 19, 2012), pp. [xi]-22 Teitel, Jared 2 W. J. Legal Stud. [xi] (2012)
Blurred boundaries: Social media privacy and the Twenty‐First‐Century employee. Sánchez Abril, P., Levin, A., & Del Riego, A. (2012).American Business Law Journal, 49(1), 63-124. (do a title search in the Summons box provided to link to this title)

Slaw, November 11, 2010: Employees Fired for Facebook Comments

Glowings, Februrary 2011: Facebook and Workplace Privacy: New Developments and Implications for Businesses [PDF]

Social Media - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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HeinOnline - Finding Journal Articles

HeinOnline is an online database of legal journals (QuickLaw also has a law journal collection)

Click the link above to be taken to the catalogue entry for Hein Online Law Journal, and then click on "GlobeLink: Abstracts and Indexes" to access the database.

In Advanced Search: enter your search terms, then under Subject scroll down and select Canadian Law 

add date range if desired

click on Search