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- What is the Effect of a Resignation and Immediate Re-Hiring on the Employment Relationship?
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently decided a case in whether or not an employee’s unequivocal resignation and immediate re-hiring marked a break in the employment relationship. What Happened? The employee began working in the dentist’s dental practice in 1993. Over the succeeding years, the dentis … Read more »
- Court of Appeal Rejects $150M Class Action Against Loto-Quebec for Misleading Ticket Buyers on Their Chances of Winning
The Quebec Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court decision that had rejected a woman’s class action against the province’s lottery corporation, Loto-Quebec, in which she claimed that it had misled her and others on their chances of winning a jackpot. What Happened? The appellant had been purc … Read more »
- Employment Law: Firefighter Claims Veganism Is a Human Right
An Ontario firefighter recently filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal alleging his human rights were violated when he was not provided sufficient vegan food while battling a fire in British Columbia. What Happened? The firefighter, aged 40, is based in Kenora, Ontario and has work … Read more »
- Penalty Clauses and Why They Are Unenforceable
An Ontario court recently refused to award damages after a real estate agent resigned from a brokerage before the end of his agreement, finding the clause to be a penalty clause and therefore unenforceable. What Happened? The plaintiff was a real estate agent who began his own brokerage in 2012. As … Read more »
- Frustration of Employment Contracts in Cases of Medical Leave
An Ontario court recently decided a case of an employee’s claim for frustration of contract as well as aggravated and punitive damages after a long medical leave. What Happened? The employee was 51 years of age and suffered from severe esophageal and stomach conditions. He had been employed by the e … Read more »
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