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  • Ambiguity Killed the Termination ClauseNovember 20, 2017

    The Ontario Superior Court recently struck down a termination clause in an employment agreement because of a seemingly minor ambiguity. The Case The employee in Amberber v. IBM Canada Limited was 57 years old and had almost 16 years’ service when IBM dismissed him without cause. IBM sought to rely o … Read more »

  • Short Service Employee gets Four Months’ Pay in Lieu of Reasonable NoticeNovember 16, 2017

    The Ontario Superior Court recently awarded four months of pay in lieu of reasonable notice to an employee with less than a year of tenure. The Case The employee in Nogueira v. Second Cup was a 47 year-old manager, terminated without cause after eight and a half months of employment. Her employment … Read more »

  • Preferential Treatment for Employees with Active WSIB Claims not DiscriminatoryOctober 25, 2017

    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) recently held that it is not discriminatory for employers to treat disabled workers with active WSIB claims more favourably in the accommodation process than disabled workers without such claims. The Case The applicant in Carter v. Chrysler Canad … Read more »

  • Overtime Averaging: No Notice, No Harm, No FoulOctober 11, 2017

    In a recent decision, the Divisional Court refused to grant damages to a terminated employee for an employer’s failure comply with legislative requirements regarding overtime averaging. Overtime is normally calculated on a weekly basis. Overtime averaging allows employers to average hours of work ov … Read more »

  • Court Gives Guidance as to When OHSA Prosecutions May Lead to Jail TimeSeptember 29, 2017

    As offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act garner an increasing amount of public attention, the penalties to which employers, supervisors and other workplace parties have been subject are also on the upswing.  One of the more remarkable and alarming facets to this phenomenon is the inc … Read more »