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- If IDEL has ended, you have been constructively dismissed
If you were placed on temporary layoff by your employer when the COVID-19 pandemic closures started in March 2020 and you are still not back to work, you have been constructively dismissed. You need to protect your rights immediately before you walk away with nothing. As of July 30th, 2022, your emp … Read more »
- Constructive Dismissal: The cost of not moving forward immediately
Has your role changed? Is your employer lowering your compensation? You may be questioning the employer’s right to do this, and you may be considering a constructive dismissal claim while still working. Well, do not wait too long. A recent decision ruled that waiting 10 days was a sign that an emp … Read more »
- How employers can manage the fallout of the end of IDEL
Ontario’s deemed Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“Deemed IDEL“) period ended on July 30th, 2022. This does not affect employees’ entitlement and employers are being held accountable and successfully sued for constructive dismissal for their employees. Employers who relied on IDEL to put employee … Read more »
- Workplace Investigations: What employers need to know when there is a workplace harassment or discrimination incident
Most employers will, at some point during the lifetime of their business, have to deal with a workplace incident that results in a harassment or discrimination complaint. Although you can always hope no such incidents occur, you should be prepared to deal with them if they do. In some instances, thi … Read more »
- Question: My child has been getting sick and frequently has to stay home from school. My employer told me that I could not miss any more work, but I have to be home to care for my child. Can my employer fire me?
Many parents have found themselves wondering how to balance work and child-care obligations since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. Although COVID-19 intensified this issue, balancing work and child-care obligations has always been, and will continue to be, a challenge for parents. Generally, as … Read more »