Illegal Picketing: Picketing Employee Residences

   Labour Law

The Pepsi Cola case expanded allowable types of picketing. In a recent B.C. case, Telus v. T.W.U. et al., 2005 BCSC 1236, the Court made it clear that picketing at an employee’s residence was unlawful conduct and enjoined that activity. The resulting order also enjoined picketing from temporary residences such as hotel accommodation.

The Court held that the picketing was a nuisance and that this form of expression would not prevail over the right of an individual to be free from the negative consequences of the impugned conduct.

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