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Category: Just Cause for Termination

Employer Ordered to pay $ 425 000 of Wrongfully Terminated Employee’s Costs

By , February 27, 2017 1:00 pm

In many wrongful dismissal cases, the legal costs associated with taking a case to trial exceeds the value of the legal claim. That is why the vast majority of these cases settle before trial. Rolling the dice and taking a case to trial can have serious financial consequences. Doyle v. Zochem Incorporated Consider a recent Continue Reading…

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

By , December 23, 2015 9:23 am

The Cost of Not Reinstating a Woman to her Job After She Completes a Pregnancy Leave We receive calls from employers who have hired a replacement for an employee who has gone on pregnancy leave and want to keep the replacement. When we tell these employers that the person on leave has the right to 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…

Jian Ghomeshi: Legal Shades of Grey (Part III)

By , November 28, 2014 11:55 am

The Background On October 27, 2014 the CBC terminated Mr. Ghomeshi’s employment. Later that day he disclosed some intensely private information about his sex life in a public Facebook post. On October 28, 2014 I posted a blog outlining some of the issues that arose out of his termination. Since that time Mr. Ghomeshi has filed Continue Reading…

Tweeting your way to termination: Twitter privacy settings can’t protect you from the law

By , November 25, 2014 9:36 am

Since the beginning of time, employees have privately complained about work and made inappropriate comments to friends and family. Today, however, this venting is happening over the Internet. The internet has major reach and many employees, including professors, sports figures, comedians and writers, have already been terminated because of their Facebook and Twitter activity. As Continue Reading…

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