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- Never Too Late: Court Rejects Employee’s Attempt to Avoid Liability for Theft
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 »
- Mud in the Water: Divisional Court holds limiting language required to displace presumption of reasonable notice
It is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to understand what language is required in order for a termination clause to be enforceable. Such clauses have been repeatedly struck down for increasingly technical reasons. A recent Divisional Court decision continues that trend and suggests th … Read more »
- Bill 66 Proposes Further Employer-Friendly Amendments to Workplace Laws
The Ontario government introduced Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 on December 6, 2018. Bill 66 passed First Reading, and is set to bring about further employer-friendly amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) and the Ontario Labour Relations Act (the “LRA” … Read more »
- Reporting Bad Conduct to Regulator Defamed Ex-Employee
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 »
- The Truth Will Set You Free – A Bad Reference is Not Necessarily Defamatory
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 »
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