Termination Clauses

Termination Clauses

Over the past few years, we have seen countless cases in which dismissed employees have argued that, for one reason or another, they should not be held to the terms of the termination clause in their employment agreement. While the cases have taken a variety of approaches and made it difficult to identify a guiding principle that would withstand the next decision, the recent trend seems to be a willingness to enforce the intent of the parties.
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Impaired Driving And Employment

Drinking and Driving May NOT be Cause for Dismissal

Previous court decisions have confirmed that an employee’s conduct outside of work may form the basis for the termination of their employment. However, not all misconduct outside of work will constitute just cause, as confirmed in the recent British Columbia Supreme Court case of Klonteig v. District of West Kelowna, 2018 BCSC 124.
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Employers Must Ask Questions First

Inquire Before You Fire

Employer ordered to pay aggravated damages for refusing to listen employee’s side of the story before firing him Termination of employment is usually a very stressful and difficult time for an employee. This is especially true when the dismissal is…

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Office Romance

Workplace Romance

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we will soon start to see flowers and other tokens of affection popping up in the workplace. This can be a joyful time filled with expressions of love, but it also causes employers to…

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