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Treatment of Articling Student Teaches Employer a Lesson: Unfounded Allegations Could Cost You

Treatment of Articling Student Teaches Employer a Lesson: Unfounded Allegations Could Cost You

Employers often wonder, “what’s the worst that could happen?” The recent case of Acumen Law v Ojanen is a good demonstration.
employment law

The Government of Ontario is making small claims easier, faster and more affordable to settle.

The Attorney General for Ontario recently announced that, effective January 1, 2020, there will be changes to the way claims are brought in Small Claims Court and under the Rules of Simplified Procedure.
mitigate damages

Employee Refuses to Return to Work After Illegal Layoff – Court Finds Failure to Mitigate

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.
aggravated damages

Crocodile Tears Are Not Enough: Court of Appeal Confirms High Bar for Awarding Aggravated Damages

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.
bad faith employment dismissal

Bad Faith in the Course of Dismissal: “The Damages Formerly Known as Wallace” are Still Relevant

If an employee can prove bad faith conduct by an employer in the manner of a dismissal, then the employee may be entitled to bad faith/moral damages.
Damages for Mental Distress at Work

But How Do I Prove It? Evidence Required for Claims of Mental Distress

In June of last year, the Supreme Court of Canada released their unanimous decision in Saadati v Moorhead dealing with…