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- Alberta Court of Appeal Settles Test for Summary Judgment…For Now?
Author: Bryan Gallant In the recently released Weir-Jones Technical Services Incorporated v Purolator Courier Ltd, 2019 ABCA 49, a five-member panel of the Court of Appeal of Alberta has now (in a 4-1 decision) purported to settle the test for summary judgment under rule 7.3 of the Rules of Court. T … Read more »
- Providing an Employment Reference: Can You Be Honest?
Author: Matt Bobawsky Employers regularly provide current and former employees an employment reference. In the case of an employee who was dismissed without cause, it’s usually in the employer’s best interest to provide a positive reference so that the departing employee can quickly find replacement … Read more »
- Is there a Script for Terminating Employees?
Author: Dylan Snowdon Ending someone’s employment is a serious moment in their life, and should be addressed thoughtfully and with sensitivity. Most people assign a large amount of their identity to their job. How you go about dismissing an employee depends on your goals. Usually, your goal is to … Read more »
- What to Do If You Are Being Investigated at Work
Author : Dylan Snowdon Becoming the subject of a workplace investigation is extremely stressful, so it is important to take the time to respond to and participate in an investigation carefully and calmly. Modern workplace law requires employers to take steps in response to a wide variety of complain … Read more »
- Employees Behaving Badly: Just Cause Termination for Conduct Outside the Workplace
Author: Carbert Waite Dismissing an employee with cause (where no notice or pay in lieu of notice is given) is rarely justified at law, particularly for conduct outside of work. However, there are circumstances where off-work behaviour can lead to a dismissal with just cause. As a general rule, if t … Read more »
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