What kind of damages are you entitled to if an employer is wrong about your “just cause” termination?

By , October 14, 2016 1:13 pm

Generally speaking, an employer may terminate an employee as long as it provides the employee notice of termination. However, if an employer has ‘just cause’ for the termination, the employer does not need to provide notice of termination. However, if the employer does not have just cause, the employee will generally be entitled to damages Continue Reading…

Do You Have Human Rights Protection in Public Spaces?

By , October 5, 2016 1:07 pm

Racial slurs and other discriminatory comments continue to occur between members of the public. But when they happen within businesses or municipal spaces, there may be a human rights claim. This issue was recently addressed in a decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“the Tribunal”). The Case In Josephs v. Toronto (City), Mr. Continue Reading…

Retracting a Resignation: Can You Go Back to Work After You Quit?

By , September 19, 2016 3:05 pm

Quitting a job is often a difficult decision. But what happens when you want to return to the job after you resign? There have been situations where employees have been able to retract, take back, their resignation. Here are some factors that the Courts will look at to determine if an employee may retract a Continue Reading…

Independent Contractor or Employee? That is the Question.

By , September 14, 2016 1:46 pm

Many companies hire contractors instead of employees. As we have written before, some advantages for contractors are paying less taxes and being able to claim more tax deductions. However, a contractor is not protected by the Employment Standards Act. Those protections include pregnancy and parental leave, termination and severance pay, and overtime pay. Just because Continue Reading…

Terminated Contract Employee Receives Three Years’ Pay from Prior Employer

By , September 6, 2016 10:30 am

In many cases, employers must provide terminated employees written notice of termination or pay instead of notice. How much notice or pay may depend on the type of employment contract. In some cases, a “contract employee” or those with a “fixed-term contract” may be entitled to extensive damages if they are terminated before the end Continue Reading…

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