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  • Reporting Bad Conduct to Regulator Defamed Ex-EmployeeDecember 4, 2018

    The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that an employer defamed an ex-employee when the employer filed a false report with an industry regulator. The Case The employee in Hampton Securities Limited v. Dean was a proprietary trader. The employer accused the employee of making unauthorized trades whic … Read more »

  • Never Too Late: Court Rejects Employee’s Attempt to Avoid Liability for TheftNovember 30, 2018

    What options are available to an employer who, after signing a mutual release releasing an employee from liability, finds out that the employee embezzled a large amount of money? A recent Ontario court case suggests that the employer may still be able to pursue the employee for the amounts wrongfull … Read more »

  • The Truth Will Set You Free – A Bad Reference is Not Necessarily DefamatoryNovember 12, 2018

    The Divisional Court recently upheld a trial decision finding that an employer did not defame a former employee when it gave him a bad reference. The Facts The employee in Papp v. Stokes was terminated by his employer, and subsequently asked whether he could list them as a reference when applying fo … Read more »

  • Jeff Murray Certified as a Specialist in Labour LawNovember 9, 2018

    We are proud to announce that the Law Society of Ontario recently designated Jeff Murray as a Certified Specialist in Labour Law. “The Certified Specialist Program recognizes members of the Law Society who have met established standards of experience and knowledge requirements in one or more designa … Read more »

  • Ontario Court Confirms that Unwanted Management is not a Constructive DismissalNovember 5, 2018

    An increasingly common theme in wrongful dismissal actions are employee claims that an employer’s allegedly heavy-handed and insensitive management constitutes a constructive dismissal. A recent case from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirms that employers remain able to manage their workp … Read more »