We’re pleased to share The Globe and Mail article, How co-working spaces expose companies to new legal risks. “Sharing office space with other companies and entrepreneurs can be an attractive option for growing businesses,” the author notes. But, as Jordan Kirkness points out, “when you’ve got your employees working in a work space that

Our regular readers will recall a previous blog about the case involving Jan Wong, a former Globe and Mail columnist, who violated the confidentiality clause in a settlement agreement that was intended to finally resolve her unjust dismissal grievance.  Wong disclosed information about the settlement in her published book, Out of the Blue.  The arbitrator found that Wong’s disclosure breached a specific provision of the settlement agreement, and ordered her to repay $209,912 to her former employer.

In an attempt to reverse the arbitrator’s decision, Wong applied to Divisional Court for judicial review.  To put it mildly, she did not succeed.  Moreover, she was ordered to pay $30,000 in legal costs to her former employer and union.
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