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Sexual Harassment Found Even Though No Criminal Charges

By , August 26, 2016 8:20 am

As we have previously reported, employees may recover substantial damages from sexual harassment in the workplace. In a recent decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“the Tribunal”) awarded damages to an employee who was sexually harassed in a Barrie restaurant even though the criminal investigation lead to no charges. The Case In Granes v. Continue Reading…

Am I entitled to a bonus if I am not actively employed when it is paid out?

By , August 23, 2016 10:00 am

Determining whether a terminated employee is entitled to their bonus, even though they are not actively employed when it is paid out, can be a complicated issue. As you may know from reading our blogs, when an employee is terminated without cause, they are entitled to receive notice of termination or pay in lieu of Continue Reading…

Not all termination clauses are enforceable: Here’s One Way to Attack Them

By , August 15, 2016 8:12 am

Employers include a termination clause in your employment contract to take away your rights, i.e. to reduce the amount of termination pay you are entitled to receive. If your employment contract has a termination clause, you can be sure your employer will try to rely on it at the time of termination. There are circumstances Continue Reading…

How much notice of resignation should I give my employer?

By , June 15, 2016 12:01 pm

Did you know that an employee is required to provide “reasonable” notice of resignation (unless you agree to a different notice period in an employment contract)? If you fail to do so, your former employer can sue you and a judge can order you to pay the employer damages. A recent Ontario Superior Court case examines Continue Reading…

Can you be terminated for missing work due to your caregiving responsibilities?

By , June 3, 2016 12:11 pm

We receive calls from parents who have been terminated, or whose continued employment has been threatened, due to their caregiving obligations to their children or parents. Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination on the basis of multiple grounds, including ‘family status’. Continue Reading…

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