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Cause for Dismissal

7th Jun 2017

Eligibility Requirements for Employment Insurance Paying into the Employment Insurance program is usually automatic, with regular deductions taken from you paycheque – individuals that are self-employed may choose to pay into EI. Further, you must … Read More

3rd May 2017

Under human rights law, an employer must accommodate an employee if a workplace policy or job requirement effectively discriminates against an employee on a prohibited ground.  The most common grounds of discrimination within the workplace … Read More

22nd Mar 2017

When is a resignation a termination in disguise? Sometimes employers too easily confuse when an employee has voluntarily decided to leave. Whether through insincerity or neglect, this is one situation where employers may try to … Read More

8th Mar 2017

Employers often require their employees to sign employment contracts that limit the amount of notice of dismissal they are required to provide.  In most cases, the employer attempts to limit its obligation to the bare … Read More

6th Mar 2017

If an employer has a workplace policy that restricts or prohibits the use of medicinal marijuana this could in effect be grounds for discrimination under human rights law. Although the policy may not explicitly target … Read More

17th Feb 2017

In General, an employer has a reasonable expectation that employees will not be late for work on a regular basis and on time. If an employee is regularly absent without permission then, under the right … Read More

13th Feb 2017

It is all too easy to write a termination letter that does not comply with the law.  Here are some common pitfalls and tips for ensuring that your termination letter is legally sound: Tip #1 … Read More

23rd Jan 2017

An employer may be concerned about damaging their reputation by continuing to employ an individual that has been charged with a criminal offence. This may especially be the case if the employer is known to … Read More

9th Jan 2017

Inducement: When pursuing an employee that works for another company, it is important to be mindful that this employee would be sacrificing a number of employment benefits by leaving their employer. This generally includes seniority, … Read More

20th Dec 2016

Employers may be found liable for the wrongful actions of their employees under certain conditions. The wrong must be tortious – this is a wrongful action that can be brought to civil court – which … Read More