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Category: Compensation

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…

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…

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…

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…

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