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I may have been fired due to my illness. What can I do?

I was diagnosed with lupus. Since my diagnosis, I’ve had an uphill battle with my employer, especially while trying to return to work. My employer then terminated me saying that I abandoned my job because I was absent, without communicating with them, although this is untrue. What can I do?

whittenlublin

March 8, 2017

My job is moving to Europe but I won’t. Do I get severance?

I work for a multinational company headquartered in Europe. My position is being transferred to head office, but I am not interested in relocating to Europe. If I don’t accept the relocation or find another position locally within the company, my head count will be removed by a stipulated date.

whittenlublin

February 6, 2017

Are Employees Entitled to Bonuses During the Notice Period?

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decisions in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc. and Lin v. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have made it much easier to argue that employees are entitled to compensation for bonuses during the notice period, regardless of what may be contained in an employment contract or bonus plan.

whittenlublin

February 6, 2017

whittenlublin

January 11, 2017

The dangers of alleging and exaggerating employee misconduct

This column is part of Globe Careers’ Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at @Globe_Careers . Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab. In my experience, the No. 1 error when terminating an employee is asserting misconduct where there is none.

whittenlublin

January 11, 2017

whittenlublin

November 28, 2016

If workers waive their rights, can employers evade claims?

It seems that more than ever that employees are being required to sign employment contracts that appear to force them to waive their rights. I thought the rationale behind “common law” settlements was to compensate a terminated employee for losses incurred as a result of the termination.

whittenlublin

November 14, 2016

Daniel Lublin

November 2, 2016

Do I still need to give required notice if I’m not being paid?

I have an employment agreement that states that I must give one month of notice when resigning. However, the company has been experiencing financial difficultly and has been missing/delaying payroll. They are now six weeks behind in paying me. So can I submit my resignation backdated by a month and end my employment immediately?

Daniel Lublin

November 2, 2016

I’m on sick leave. Can I be fired if I ask for a reference?

Can an employee be fired for requesting a reference letter for a job that that was applied for during the employee’s sick leave? THE FIRST ANSWER Heather Faire Human resources executive, Atlanta An employer, under general circumstances, can separate an employee as long as they are not doing so for discriminatory or illegal reasons and the employer provides the legally required notice and severance pay.

Daniel Lublin

November 2, 2016