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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…

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…

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