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Category: Wrongful dismissal

What kind of damages are you entitled to if your employer makes frivolous allegations about you?

By , August 22, 2017 9:12 pm

As we have written before, an employer may generally terminate an employee for any good business reason as long as it provides the employee with adequate notice of termination (or pay in lieu of this notice). Failure to provide adequate notice results in a wrongful dismissal. However, if an employer has ‘just cause’ for the termination, Continue Reading…

The Rights of Unionized Employees

By , August 14, 2017 8:20 am

Are you a unionized employee? Have you been terminated or have you experienced mistreatment in your workplace on the basis of your age, race, religious views, gender, sexual orientation or any other ground? It is important to remember that the rights and recourses available to unionized employees are different than those available to non-unionized employees. Continue Reading…

Have you Been Terminated Due to Poor Performance Under a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)?

By , August 11, 2017 2:07 pm

The objective of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is to help an employee identify and correct weaknesses in their performance. Nevertheless, employers are not always motivated by sincere intentions when implementing PIPs. Employers frequently use PIPs as a tool to protect themselves against wrongful dismissal claims by creating a paper trail that appears to justify termination. Continue Reading…

How to Prove Mental Distress: An Update

By , June 23, 2017 10:15 am

Did you know that if an employer mistreats an employee either during their employment or at the time of their termination, that employee may be entitled to damages for mental distress? For example, an employee may be entitled to these damages, in addition to wrongful dismissal damages, if they can prove that they suffered mental distress as Continue Reading…

Wrongful Dismissal: the Retail Restructuring Edition

By , June 9, 2017 11:22 am

Recently, the National Post reported that the Hudson’s Bay Co. is eliminating 2,000 positions due to changes in the retail sector. Over the past few years, we have seen employees terminated from the Bay, Sears, Future Shop and Target to name a few. This retail restructuring can leave many employees without work and potentially without Continue Reading…

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