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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…

ONCA: Summary Judgment not so Simplified

By , November 23, 2016 10:33 am

Since the Supreme Court decision in Hryniak v Mauldin, terminated employees are increasingly seeking summary judgment. This method of resolution offers wrongfully dismissed employees a fast and cost-effective method of obtaining judgment. The courts have specifically recognized that straightforward wrongful dismissal cases are particularly well-suited for summary judgment. Even just cause terminations are often decided Continue Reading…

Not all termination clauses are enforceable: Here’s One Way to Attack Them

By , August 15, 2016 8:12 am

Employers include a termination clause in your employment contract to take away your rights, i.e. to reduce the amount of termination pay you are entitled to receive. If your employment contract has a termination clause, you can be sure your employer will try to rely on it at the time of termination. There are circumstances Continue Reading…

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