Category: Resignation

Are You Still Entitled to Employment Insurance If You Quit?

By , October 17, 2018 11:24 am

Under the Employment Insurance Act, both employers and employees are required to contribute to Employment Insurance (“EI”) premiums. The objective of  EI benefits is to provide temporary income support to unemployed workers while they search for new employment. It is well recognized that terminated employees are entitled to receive EI benefits. But what if an Continue Reading…

Was I Just Fired? Understanding Your Employer’s Words and Actions

By , May 3, 2017 3:41 pm

Normally, an employee knows if he has been fired. The employer sits him down, provides a termination letter and often offers a severance package.  However, on occasion, an employer’s conduct is confusing. We regularly meet with clients who want to understand whether they have been constructively dismissed or terminated. For more information about constructive dismissal, Continue Reading…

Are You Entitled to Damages if You are Harassed at Work?

By , March 17, 2017 10:22 am

The short answer is in some cases yes. Damages under the Ontario Human Rights Code You can obtain damages if you have been harassed because of your race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or because Continue Reading…

Resignation vs. Termination: The $64,000 (or more) Question

By , February 10, 2017 2:44 pm

Employers prefer it when an employee resigns because the employee is not entitled to any termination pay. To be valid, a resignation must be voluntary, clear and unequivocal; otherwise a so-called resignation could in fact be a termination, in which case the employee is entitled to termination pay. A contested resignation often takes place when an Continue Reading…

Retracting a Resignation: Can You Go Back to Work After You Quit?

By , September 19, 2016 3:05 pm

Quitting a job is often a difficult decision. But what happens when you want to return to the job after you resign? There have been situations where employees have been able to retract, take back, their resignation. Here are some factors that the Courts will look at to determine if an employee may retract a Continue Reading…

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