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- Wrongful Dismissal Update: Ontario court reaffirms cap of 24 months reasonable notice unless exceptional circumstances exist
Earlier this year, a trial judge concluded that a 62 year Senior Vice President who was terminated after 37 years service was entitled to 30 months notice of termination. In fact, the judge stated he would have awarded a 36 month notice period if asked. This case sent shock waves through the employm … Read more »
- Are Executives Entitled to Variable Compensation after being Terminated?
Are Executives Entitled to Variable Compensation after being Terminated? This blog reviews a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Manastersky v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019 ONCA 609, that considered whether or not an employer can discontinue a variable compensation plan that accounts for about 50 … Read more »
- (Yet) Another Termination Clause Bites the Dust
There are many ways to attack the termination clause in an employment contract. I am now surprised if employee counsel does not claim that their client’s termination clause is not legally enforceable – usually because the termination clause does not allegedly comply with the Employment Standards Act … Read more »
- Different Company, Same Old Job: What happens when the company you work for is sold?
Companies can often change hands as a result of a sale of the business’ assets or shares. While these changes sometimes lead to employee terminations, sometimes employees are hired by the purchaser company, and their service is uninterrupted. A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal, Ariss … Read more »
- Failure to Address Workplace Harassment Results in Aggravated Damages
As we have written before, an employer may generally terminate an employee for any good business reason, as long as it provides the employee with adequate notice of termination (or pay in lieu of notice). Failure to provide adequate notice results in a wrongful dismissal. In addition to awarding dam … Read more »