Discipline and Dismissals - Articles & Videos

Using technology to conduct virtual dismissals.

Using technology to conduct virtual dismissals.

In this video update, Nadia talks about using technology to conduct virtual dismissals - like using Zoom to fire a worker who is remote, hybrid, or even on leave.
Remedies for the Federally Regulated Employee

Remedies for the Federally Regulated Employee

There are differences in the available remedies and the process for obtaining them for provincially or federally regulated employees.
Pivot, pivot, pivot! Without constructive dismissal.

Pivot, pivot, pivot! Without constructive dismissal.

How do you pivot and make changes in the workplace as an employer without attracting constructive dismissal claims?
Trying to bankrupt a company rather than pay a plaintiff the severance they seek.

Trying to bankrupt a company rather than pay a plaintiff the severance they seek.

Stuart has heard people say they'd rather bankrupt a company than pay a plaintiff the severance they're seeking - but he usually takes this with a big grain of salt. However, in one Alberta case, this is exactly what the company tried.
Can I Be “Unfired”?

Can I Be “Unfired”?

Can an employer dismiss an employee, then change its mind, unilaterally retract the dismissal, and require that the employee continue to work? The answer to this question is currently unfolding before the world in real time.
Should You Lie to Your Boss About How “Remote” You Really Are?

Should You Lie to Your Boss About How “Remote” You Really Are?

There are some concerns that people should be aware of when thinking about moving to a different location but continuing to work remotely.
bad faith wrongful dismissal

Bad Faith in Wrongful Dismissal Claims

We all know there is a duty on the part of an employer to act in good faith in the course of a dismissal. In this video update, Stuart talks about what happens when an employer is found to have acted in bad faith.
Assessing and Negotiating a Severance Package

Assessing and Negotiating a Severance Package

Think of it this way - it’s not a severance package, it’s a severance offer. And like any offer, you can choose whether to accept it or not.
How and When to Conduct Workplace Investigations

How and When to Conduct Workplace Investigations

Workplace investigations have taken on tremendous importance in the world of HR. Failing to investigate, or failing to investigate properly, can result in significant liability. Nadia explains how and when to conduct them, as well as some best practices for employers.
Lisa LaFlamme Controversy: Hair Colour, Gender, and Sex Discrimination

Lisa LaFlamme Controversy: Hair Colour, Gender, and Sex Discrimination

Did CTV do anything wrong in the termination of Lisa LaFlamme's position as anchor? In this video update, Stuart looks at the situation and addresses the issue of gender and sex discrimination and the broader context of human rights breaches when terminating an employee.