Category: Wrongful Resignation

Terminating Senior Executives: The Nickels and Dimes Can Really Add Up

By , March 6, 2018 8:50 am

News Flash: An employer who does not specify in an employment contract how much an executive is entitled to receive when terminated can pay much more termination pay than expected. The Case UBS Securities Canada Inc. found out the hard way how the nickels and dimes can add up when it terminated the employment of Continue Reading…

All We Do Is Work

By , October 31, 2017 9:23 am

This blog introduces you to all members of the firm and describes the kinds of cases we handle.     OUR PEOPLE Nicole Simes has been working with me for more than four years. She represents and advises employers and employees. She spends a lot of her time in court and at administrative tribunals: she Continue Reading…

How to Spot a Resignation

By , July 31, 2017 10:16 am

Contrary to popular belief, it is not always easy to know when someone has resigned. Even if an employee uses words such as “I quit,” a court may still find that the employee has not truly resigned. An employer in Alberta learned this lesson the hard way.  Carroll v Purcee Industrial Controls Ltd. (“PIC”)  Mr. Carroll worked for Continue Reading…

Reasonable Notice – It Works Both Ways | MacLeod Law Firm

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By , March 19, 2012 7:53 pm

Reasonable Notice of Resignation Many people think an employee is required to provide two weeks notice of resignation by law. However, neither the Ontario government nor the Ontario courts have made this a legal requirement. The Employment Standard Act does not require an employee to provide a minimum notice of resignation. The Ontario courts generally Continue Reading…

How to Protect Your Business From A Departing Employee

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By , November 13, 2011 1:41 pm

We often get calls from employers concerning departed employee who have started working for a competitor. The client is concerned that the departing employee is taking clients or employees to the competitor. In some cases, the departing employee has signed an employment contract which contains a non-solicitation clause and the employer wants to know if Continue Reading…

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