Am I entitled to my bonus at termination?

By , December 5, 2016 3:58 pm

We have previously written about when employees are entitled to receive their bonus at the time of termination. To recap, when an employee is terminated without cause, they are entitled to receive notice or pay in lieu of notice. The award in a wrongful dismissal claim is meant to place the terminated employee in the Continue Reading…

What kind of damages are you entitled to if an employer engages in malicious conduct?

By , November 29, 2016 5:28 pm

Did you know that judges will sometimes award punitive damages to an employee when an employer engages in malicious conduct? This blog summarises one such case. Morison v Ergo-Industrial Seating Systems Inc. Mr. Morison was the company’s regional manager and a top salesperson who was unaware of any issues relating to his performance until, during Continue Reading…

Does my employer have to modify my hours to accommodate my caregiving obligations?

By , November 23, 2016 11:56 am

We often get calls from people who need their employer to change their hours of work to accommodate their caregiving responsibilities towards their children, or their  parents. Sometimes the employer is required to accommodate this request; sometimes not. To read more about our blogs on this subject, click here. The test that has been used Continue Reading…

ONCA: Summary Judgment not so Simplified

By , November 23, 2016 10:33 am

Since the Supreme Court decision in Hryniak v Mauldin, terminated employees are increasingly seeking summary judgment. This method of resolution offers wrongfully dismissed employees a fast and cost-effective method of obtaining judgment. The courts have specifically recognized that straightforward wrongful dismissal cases are particularly well-suited for summary judgment. Even just cause terminations are often decided Continue Reading…

Court Says No Just Cause for Humane Society

By , November 18, 2016 5:20 pm

The courts have described just cause terminations as the “capital punishment” of employment law. If an employee is terminated for “just cause,” the employer is not obligated to pay the employee any termination or severance pay. However, courts will take a close look at whether an employer is justified in firing an employee in this Continue Reading…

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