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  • The Accidental TerminationMarch 15, 2017

    A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision highlights the importance of maintaining composure – and not venting frustrations upon employees. In Sweeting v. Mok, the plaintiff was a nurse employed by the defendant doctor in a small medical practice.  Over time, and due to the departure of an administr … Read more »

  • Probationary clauses: A double-edged sword for employersFebruary 17, 2017

    Many employers find it necessary to assess new employees’ performance on the job before making a final determination about whether an individual is suitable for a position. Many employers put terms in their employment contracts, such as probationary clauses, which limit this entitlement. However, em … Read more »

  • No evidence? No aggravated damages – Employees must prove basis for damages based on manner of dismissalFebruary 8, 2017

    The Ontario Superior Court recently confirmed that for a court to award damages based on the manner in which an employee is dismissed, there must be sufficient evidence to that the employer’s conduct was egregious. The Facts Walker v Hulse, Playfair and McGarry was an appeal from a Small Claims Cour … Read more »

  • Alberta court rules on the limits of good faith in the performance of employment contractsJanuary 31, 2017

    In a recent decision, the Alberta Court of Appeal strongly affirmed employers’ right to terminate employees without cause, and without giving reasons. Further, the Court ruled that there is no good faith duty on the part of employers to refrain from exercising their discretion to dismiss employees s … Read more »

  • When a resignation isn’t really a resignationJanuary 24, 2017

    How do you know when an employee has quit her job? It may seem like a simple question, but the answer recently eluded an Ontario employer, who improperly took an employee’s apparent resignation at face value.   The employee in Johal v Simmons da Silva LLP was a senior family law clerk who had been e … Read more »