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Wrongful Dismissal Update: Three Ways to Minimize Termination Pay

By , July 27, 2015 10:09 pm

As readers of this blog are aware, many wrongful dismissal actions are now being decided by way of summary judgment motions. This blog summarizes a recent successful summary judgment motion involving a former IBM Canada employee. The Facts Ms. Leeming, a 60-year old employee, was terminated by IMB without just cause after 8 years of Continue Reading…

Human Rights Update: Damage Awards for Sexual Harassment Continue to Rise

By , July 13, 2015 2:26 pm

Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about a vulnerable, low paid employee who obtained $ 150 000 from her former employer by filing a complaint under the Ontario Human Rights Code. This week, I am writing about a vulnerable, low paid employee who obtained $ 300 000 from her former employer using Ontario’s court Continue Reading…

At Fault for Sexual Harassment: Employee Awarded $150,000 in General Damages

By , June 29, 2015 8:44 pm

General Damage Awards Before May 15, 2015 Since 2008, adjudicators appointed under the Ontario Human Rights Code have had the power to award unlimited general damages as compensation for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect. Since that time however, very few adjudicators have awarded more than $ 40 000 and most awards are under $ Continue Reading…

Another Host Bites the Dust at CBC: Evan Solomon Fired for Moonlighting

By , June 16, 2015 12:18 am

Last week the CBC fired another one of its high profile hosts, Evan Solomon.  According to news reports, Mr. Solomon ran a part-time business in his spare time and earned income by helping an art dealer sell paintings. CBC knew about the business but claims it did not know the full extent of Mr. Solomon’s involvement Continue Reading…

Legal Shades of Grey: Are offensive statements made on personal time just cause for termination?

By , June 2, 2015 9:20 am

Hydro One Employee Terminated for Making Sexist Statement to a TV Reporter Shawn Simoes who worked as an engineer for Hydro One was recently terminated when his employer found out that he made an offensive and sexist comment to a female TV reporter, Shauna Hunt. To read the Global News story about this, click here. He Continue Reading…

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