June 25, 2019
Losing a job is nerve-wrecking for most people. Employees must be careful, however, because they have a duty to mitigate their damages by taking reasonable steps to find comparable employment. Otherwise, their entitlement to damages for wrongful dismissal may be substantially reduced.
June 21, 2019
In many cases, having parties greet each other and spend a brief period of time in the same room helps to personalize the matter. That said, I always invite counsel to let me know if, due to the nature of the case or other circumstances, this would be counterproductive.
June 12, 2019
Employers are required to accommodate individuals to the point of “undue hardship”, where the need for accommodation relates to a ground protected by human rights legislation.
June 6, 2019
While being terminated from one’s employment can undoubtedly lead to emotional upset, the law does not recognize mental states that fall short of injury.
June 6, 2019
Employers would be well-advised to ensure they have written policies and procedures in place to adequately handle privacy breaches.
May 22, 2019
This case is another in a long list of cautionary tales where employers have been penalized for acting hastily and failing to conduct an investigation before dismissing an employee for alleged misconduct.
May 9, 2019
As employment lawyers, we see every day the impact that mental health has on the Canadian workplace.
May 6, 2019
Employees: do not confuse the change in criminal laws with any change at work; they are two very different concepts and showing up high at work could cost you your job.
May 3, 2019
While certain behaviours are clearly never acceptable in the workplace, there may be a new culprit on the no-no list: handshakes.
April 25, 2019
Not every breach of an employment contract permits an employer to terminate the contract and dismiss the employee without notice. That is particularly true where the breach relates, effectively, to performance.
April 18, 2019
As we still work to digest the changes brought about by Bill 148 and Bill 47, we also have Bill 66, which was passed earlier in April.