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How to get around a termination clause

By , February 22, 2017 2:58 pm

You may have signed an employment contract with a termination clause. You may be wondering whether you are only entitled to the amount set out in this termination clause. The short answer is…it depends. There are a number of ways to attack a termination clause. If successful, you could be entitled to more termination pay than Continue Reading…

When Can Your Employer Terminate You for Just Cause?

By , February 14, 2017 2:51 pm

“Just Cause” is a legal term that describes when employers can terminate employees without providing any notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice. In a 2016 decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal found that a teacher’s misconduct was serious enough to warrant a just cause termination. The Legal Test for Just Cause An Continue Reading…

Resignation vs. Termination: The $64,000 (or more) Question

By , February 10, 2017 2:44 pm

Employers prefer it when an employee resigns because the employee is not entitled to any termination pay. To be valid, a resignation must be voluntary, clear and unequivocal; otherwise a so-called resignation could in fact be a termination, in which case the employee is entitled to termination pay. A contested resignation often takes place when an Continue Reading…

Age Discrimination in Rental Housing

By , February 9, 2017 3:14 pm

Recently, various news outlets reported a story where two individuals applied for a rental accommodation and were denied the apartment due to their age. This is age discrimination. Accommodation is a protected social area under the Human Rights Code in Ontario. That means that you cannot be denied an apartment due to various grounds. These Continue Reading…

Privacy Rights and the Disclosure of Intimate Details

By , February 3, 2017 9:00 am

January 2016 saw the Ontario Superior Court find that publishing a private intimate video of another could result in damages. In January 2017, the same court re-opened the decision allowing that Defendant a second opportunity to present his Defence. The Case In Jane Doe 464533 v. N.D., the Defendant posted an intimate video of his Continue Reading…

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