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Constructive Dismissal

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

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

23rd Nov 2016

It is well known that employers must give an employee ‘reasonable notice’ or pay in lieu upon termination when there is no just cause (i.e. the employee has not done anything wrong to be fired). … Read More

14th Oct 2016

A hostile work environment is distressing for employees and costly for employers. Fortunately, the law provides many ways to combat and prevent hostile work environments. An employee who is subject to a hostile work environment … Read More

16th Dec 2015

Very simply, a constructive dismissal is when an employer makes fundamental changes to an employee’s job that are unfavourable to the employee. The employee may resign and demand a severance package as though the employer … Read More

2nd Oct 2015

Question: I was injured at work and subsequently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, which my doctor says is likely related to the injury but not really provable.   My performance at work has suffered due to … Read More

27th Aug 2015

Drastic Changes to My Employment The concept of an employer making a change to a workers employment is not odd. It’s possibly more common than we think. The issue employees take is the extent and … Read More

27th Apr 2015

I have worked as a courier for 26 years.  This week, my company hired a third party courier company who will handle all courier deliveries.  I have been offered an office job in the lab, … Read More

20th Apr 2015

I have an employment contract stating my work location to be downtown. I have been told however that I will now be working for a satellite office which is 20KM away.  This may not seem … Read More

16th Apr 2015

Constructive dismissal claims are established by proving that a fundamental change in employment has occurred (i.e., working conditions, duties and compensation).  Most notably, a recent court ruling established a paid (non-disciplinary) suspension can constitute constrictive … Read More