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Ontario Court of Appeal Punts on Whether Putting an Employee on IDEL Is/Is not Constructive Dismissal

One of the most discussed and debated questions was whether the Ontario government’s creation of IDEL allowed employers to unilaterally put an employee on leave without triggering a constructive dismissal.

Arbitration Decision on Just Cause Dismissal for Refusal to Vaccinate

In this video update, Nadia Zaman talks about the latest arbitration decision on just cause for dismissal for refusal to vaccinate.

Employers: Are you Prepared for an Incident of Workplace Violence in your Workplace?

What if Will Smith and Chris Rock were your employees? Are you prepared for an incident of workplace violence?
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Timing of Knowledge to After-Acquired Cause For Dismissal

What happens if information comes to light after a dismissal which would have substantiated a ‘for cause’ dismissal? The doctrine of After-Acquired Cause comes into play.

Whose Jurisdiction is it Anyway?

Labour arbitrators have exclusive jurisdiction over human rights complaints involving unionized workers, unless there is clear legislative intent to create shared jurisdiction.

Signed, Sealed… Negotiated?

Would you buy a car and then try to negotiate the price later? In this video update, Stuart talks about instances where people sign severance packages with final releases and then want to try to assess it or negotiate it.
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Courts and the Internet: I’d Go Online with Them Any Day

You have been dismissed from your employment with your former employer, whose headquarters are in a different province. Your tenure was in Ontario out of a branch office, and your employment contract says that the laws of Ontario govern any disputes arising from your employment. You should sue in Ontario, right? Maybe not!