What Is “Absolute Liability”? Absolute liability is the obligation of an insurer to indemnify an innocent third party who was injured by an insured, while the insured was in violation of the insurance policy. Under the absolute liability provision of the Insurance Act, RSNB 1973, c I-12, [the ‘Act’], the insurer may deny coverage to […]read more
Facebook Postings May Warrant Termination
With the widespread use of social media, employers frequently have to discipline employees for inappropriate content on the Internet. A recent Alberta Arbitration decision, Canada Post Corp. v. Canadian Union of Postal Workers,  CLAD No 85, held that termination may be warranted when an employee posts on Facebook inappropriate and offensive comments that are tied to the workplace.