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A Case of Employee Dishonesty Resulting in Termination

Where there is ‘just cause’ for termination an employer is not obligated provide an employee notice of termination or pay in lieu.  ‘Just cause’ means that the employee has done something wrong that deserves termination … Read More

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Bullied employee-wanting to resign?

Too often we hear about bullied employee who is mistreated to such an extent that he/she feels the only recourse is to resign.  However, a forced resignation does not necessarily mean that this is true.  … Read More

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It is hard to lose the game when you make the rules

Privacy in the workplace continues to dominate the legal and policy discussions. Most recently, Jerry Agar of CFRB 1010 and the Toronto Sun, addressed the issue in an editorial. Naturally, he sought the advice of … Read More

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The dismissed employee’s handbook

Four tips published in my Metro workplace law article from this week that should ensure an appropriate severance package, or more. Read More

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Common misconceptions about workplace rights

In my workplace law column in this week’s Metro news, I discuss common misconceptions about workplace rights. Most employees cling to beliefs about workplace rights they gleaned from media, friends or researching on the Internet. However, many of these “perceived” rights often do not exist. Read More

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Fired for being “too sexy” not a wrongful dismissal

Reading last week’s headlines about the case of Debrahlee Lorenzana, the New York banker claiming she was fired because her good looks distracted her male colleagues, raised an alarm as to the public’s various misconceptions … Read More

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Dismissal during or after Maternity Leave

There is a scam being run by employers across the country, and it is permitted by law. Most employment law prohibit dismissal during or after maternity leave.  Yet it happens anyway.  This is because there … Read More

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Employment Law: Performance Plan’s may have to be accepted

Employees can sometimes lose sight of who was entitled to call the shots. While employees do retain certain rights, rejecting a reasonable performance improvement plan is usually a poor option. Read More

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Employee Bonuses – when they amount to a wrongful dismissal?

Employees don’t always get the bonus they deserve, but seldom will this amount to a successful lawsuit. Veteran investment banker Kenneth Mathieson was well rewarded in his good years. In 2005, he earned a bonus … Read More

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Escorts in the workplace may lead to employment claims

A canadian woman working as a top executive at a London, England company is suing her boss for 8 million dollars in a UK Employment Tribunal for allegations that he brought prostitutes to meetings and … Read More

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