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What is a Wrongful Dismissal?

By , April 21, 2014 9:55 am

What is a Wrongful Dismissal? If your employer terminates your employment and does not provide you with any notice of termination then you have probably been wrongfully dismissed. Most of the time, an employer does not provide an employee with any notice of termination.  Instead, the employee is usually asked to attend a meeting with Continue Reading…

Termination Clauses: are they enforceable?

By , April 21, 2014 8:29 am

Employees often come to us to review their severance packages. Assessing whether a severance package is fair often depends on whether or not there is a termination clause in an employment contract. We carefully review the circumstances surrounding the signing of any such contract to determine whether a court will enforce the termination clause. Here Continue Reading…

Negotiating Employment Contracts

By , April 17, 2014 8:17 am

Negotiating Employment Contracts: Getting You a Better Deal We have reviewed hundreds of employment contracts over the years. Some are fair; some are not. Lawyers at the MacLeod Law Firm can tell you which clauses in the contract are not fair in your circumstances and why. If you wish, we can negotiate changes in the initial Continue Reading…

Is Smoking a Disability?

By , April 4, 2014 2:00 pm

IS SMOKING A DISABILITY? Recently, several major newspapers have released articles questioning whether an employer can refuse to hire an employee because he or she is a smoker. This raises an interesting question about what health issues are protected by human rights laws in Ontario and Canada. Human rights and disability The Ontario Human Rights Code (“Code”), protects employees Continue Reading…

Non-Compete Agreements

By , March 18, 2014 9:01 am

Many employees considering a job change are concerned about non-compete agreements and clauses in their contracts. Should you be? What is a non-compete agreement or clause? A non-compete clause is a provision found in an employment contract which prohibits an employee from working for a competitor for a period of time following his or her Continue Reading…

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