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  • Caskanette v. Bong-Keun Choi Dentistry Overturned on AppealSeptember 15, 2016

    Last year, I blogged about a decision at the Small Claims Court which I found to be troubling.  In the case of Caskanette v. Bong-Keun Choi Dentistry Professional Corporation, the Small Claims Court determined that both parties contributed to the breakdown of the employment relationship, no warnings … Read more »

  • Where the Wilson v. AECL Dissent Went WrongJuly 16, 2016

    I posted yesterday about the new SCC decision in Wilson v. AECL, finding in favour of the consensus interpretation of the Canada Labour Code, that Division XIV of Part III has the impact of making not-for-cause terminations impermissible in certain cases.As I explained yesterday, there was a three-j … Read more »

  • Wilson v. AECL: Supreme Court Allows Appeal by Unjustly Dismissed EmployeeJuly 14, 2016

    This is a case that’s been generating waves in the Labour and Employment bar across the country, and the Supreme Court just shot down what had been a bit of an earth-shattering decision by the Federal Court of Appeal.First off, some mandatory constitutional law for context:  The vast majority of emp … Read more »

  • Fact-Check: Did Maternity Leave Really Arise Out Of A Postal Strike?July 5, 2016

    With the prospect of a postal strike on the horizon, I’ve been seeing increasing amounts of propaganda on social media, including this graphic (which appears to have been proliferated in connection with the 2011 strike):Seems to make sense, no?  I mean, we’re well accustomed to the idea that certain … Read more »

  • What's the Minimum Reasonable Notice Period?June 27, 2016

    Throughout English-speaking Canada, if you don’t have a valid express contractual clause setting out your entitlements on termination in non-union environments, the usual result is that you’re entitled to “reasonable notice”.Much of the job of an employment lawyer is figuring out what’s “reasonable” … Read more »