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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…

The Cost of Not Reinstating a Woman to her Job After She Completes a Pregnancy Leave

By , December 23, 2015 11:47 am

The Cost of Not Reinstating a Woman to her Job After She Completes a Pregnancy Leave We receive calls from women on pregnancy leave who have been told that their job is no longer available or that they have been assigned to another job. An employee generally has the right to return to her job Continue Reading…

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