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Category: Restructuring

Do I Have to Accept a Job Offer from the Purchaser of my Employer’s Business?

By , September 20, 2018 8:50 am

Ontario courts have mentioned time and time again that a terminated employee has a duty look for and accept comparable employment. What happens when your employer is sold and the purchaser offers you employment? A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice provides some direction on when such an offer of employment can 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…

Do I Have to Accept a Demotion if My Job is Eliminated?

By , April 28, 2017 8:59 am

When an employee is terminated, the employee is required to minimize lost income by seeking alternative employment. What happens if your former employer offers to give you another job but at a reduced salary? Are you required to accept this demotion? This situation was recently considered by the Ontario Court of Appeal The Case: Fillmore Continue Reading…

The “Bottom Line” of Restructuring

By , March 18, 2016 12:36 pm

In today’s shifting economy, restructuring is common amongst large and small employers. Restructuring may involve shifting employees within a company, but more commonly it also involves the elimination of various sectors of an employer. For an employee, the stress of a restructuring can be lessened by understanding the employer’s obligations. Notice or Pay If an Continue Reading…

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