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Is Failing to Pay a $329K bonus Constructive Dismissal?

By , March 24, 2017 9:09 am

In a recent decision, Chapman v. GPM Investment Management, the Court of Appeal for Ontario (ONCA) said no. Facts In this case, the employee’s contract provided for a bonus to be calculated on the company’s pre-tax income. Prior to the employee starting his position, the employer, GPM, purchased some land as an investment.  GPM made Continue Reading…

Are You Entitled to Damages if You are Harassed at Work?

By , March 17, 2017 10:22 am

The short answer is in some cases yes. Damages under the Ontario Human Rights Code You can obtain damages if you have been harassed because of your race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or because Continue Reading…

What is a Constructive Dismissal?

By , March 16, 2017 9:16 am

The traditional type of constructive dismissal occurs when an employer makes a unilateral and fundamental change to a term or condition of your employment contract without providing you with reasonable notice of that change. In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized a second kind of constructive dismissal which occurs when you can show your employer no Continue Reading…

Your Rights as a Disabled Employee

By , March 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Employers have additional obligations towards disabled employees. In addition to rights under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, Ontario’s courts and administrative tribunals have awarded disabled employees special damages for shoddy treatment. If you have been disabled at work then you have numerous Continue Reading…

Why having An Employment Lawyer Review An Employment Offer is a Good Idea

By , March 10, 2017 3:00 pm

We have reviewed hundreds of employment contracts (or a written employment offer) on behalf of employees. In our experience, a written job offer (or employment contracts) will almost always take away some of your legal rights. As we have written before, the date you sign the contract is important. Depending on how it is written Continue Reading…

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