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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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Common Employment Law Questions

Question: If working in a salaried position and being in sales (during a time of low sales) can your employer "pull salary" away from you and place you solely on commission effective immediately, even if … Read More

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UK Haidresser losses job after shaving profits from employer

Mark McMorrine will likely be styling hair in prison for the next 18 months. The Lasswade, Scotland hairdresser was recently convicted of theft and fraud stemming from a scheme in which he stole equipment from … Read More

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RBC Dominion Securities Inc. v. Merrill Lynch

In its recent decision in RBC Dominion Securities Inc. v. Merrill Lynch, the Supreme Court of Canada has reinforced an employee’s duty to provide reasonable notice of resignation as well as, reestablished an employee’s duty … Read More

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Daniel A. Lublin, Toronto Employment Lawyer, wins suit without calling a single witness

In a recent Ontario Superior Court decision, Adjemian v. Brook Crompton North America, 2008 CanLII 27469 (ON S.C.), Daniel A. Lublin successfully argued for and won a Motion for Summary Judgment, effectively winning the case … Read More

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Class action lawsuits on the rise, but claimants should be wary

“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength." – Henry Ward Beecher It’s workplace law’s newest, and biggest, phenomenon: lawyers specializing in class action lawsuits, joining together groups of employees … Read More

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Don’t be too quick on the trigger with the send button.

As reported by the Toronto Star, Rick Sullivan sent an email to pal Jason Wade regarding rumours about former co-worker, Ronald Harrington.  The contents alleged that Harrington was dismissed from his previous employment for “cooking … Read More

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Sexism allegations rock Toronto law office

Diane LaCalamita, former lawyer at McCarthy Tetrault, has filed a 12 million dollar wrongful dismissal suit against her former employer. According to the National Post article, link below, she has declared that the blue chip … Read More

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Head scarf head ache settled: Salon Owner Ordered to Pay $8000

The verdict is out: Human rights trump hair styles. In November, 2007, Canadian entrepreneur, Sarah Desrosiers, faced a legal battle after denying employment to Bushra Noah for wearing her traditional headscarf and refusing to display … Read More

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Cross dressing judge ends quest to rescind resignation

Last February U.S. Judge Robert Somma was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Clad in a women’s dress, stockings, and pumps, his arrest led to much media scrutiny. Two days after pleading no contest … Read More

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