April 16, 2019
Canadian Employment Law Today has republished an article by Mitch Frazer, Lisa Talbot, Brad Tartick, Irfan Kara and Pat Denroche on employment law and constructive dismissal in the face of the AI era for the Torys Quarterly.
In this piece, our team offers insight on how the rapidly growing AI sector will affect employees, in terms of layoffs, retraining and new job opportunities. A small excerpt from the article is below.
Significant transitions of employees into new roles is just one of the ways automation driven by artificial intelligence will affect the workplace. Mass terminations, hiring practices, employee privacy, wages and benefits, occupational safety, and other issues will require careful and novel consideration by employers. We will all have to learn a new process.