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Termination: Not A “Free Pass” To Change Careers

By , November 11, 2017 5:06 pm

An employee’s responsibilities do not necessarily end upon termination. Employees have an obligation to mitigate their losses by making reasonable efforts to seek comparable new employment. Although this may prove challenging, employees should not view their termination as an opportunity to leap into a new career path. In the recent Superior Court decision of Benjamin v. Continue Reading…

A No Cost Process for Claiming Damages If You Are Fired for Asserting Your Employment Rights

By , August 25, 2017 11:54 am

If you are punished for asking your employer to comply with the Employment Standards Act there is a no-cost complaint process available to you. In particular, you can file a complaint with the Ontario Ministry of Labour and an Employment Standards Officer will investigate your claim at no cost to you. Riverdale Hospitality Inc. v. Continue Reading…

Can I go back to school to retrain after being terminated?

By , June 12, 2017 8:37 am

As we have written before, once a person’s employment is terminated, that person has a legal obligation to look for alternative employment. We often receive calls from recently-terminated long service employees who ask us whether they can go back to school to retrain so that they can compete with younger members of the workforce. A Continue Reading…

What kind of legal costs can I recover at court? Small Claims Court edition

By , April 7, 2017 1:38 pm

The losing party in a court case usually pays some of the winning party’s costs, but the costs that can be recovered in Small Claims Court are significantly limited by the Rules of the Small Claims Court and the Courts of Justice Act. Despite these limits, a judge recently awarded a losing party to pay Continue Reading…

Failing to provide a doctor’s note is not necessarily “just cause”

By , March 8, 2017 3:20 pm

Generally speaking, an employer may terminate an employee as long as it provides the employee with notice of termination. However, if an employer has ‘just cause’ for the termination, the employer does not need to provide any notice. One of the grounds employers try to rely on to prove just cause for dismissal is the Continue Reading…

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