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  • Anticipatory Termination of Employment Proves CostlyDecember 7, 2017

    Please have a read of my new blog post on the Fitzgibbon Workplace Law blog.  The post is entitled Anticipatory Termination of Employment Proves Costly and discusses a unique claim for wrongful dismissal (along with some other employment issues). … Read more »

  • Fired For Social Media Activity? It HappensNovember 15, 2017

    Reading a recent BBC article entitled I lost my job over a Facebook post – was that fair? I was reminded of two things. How misunderstood social media continues to be as it relates to the workplace; and That terminations and litigation takes a personal toll on those involved. The case that is the su … Read more »

  • Rushing to Judgment Proves Costly in a Just Cause TerminationNovember 13, 2017

    Another day another employment case where the Court awards exceptional damages (in this case aggravated damages). The case involved an employer who terminated an employee, ostensibly for just cause following an investigation. The employer withdrew the allegation of just cause on the opening day of t … Read more »

  • Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active EmploymentFebruary 21, 2017

    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever else is contingent upon “active employment”. The Ontario Cou … Read more »

  • Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive CaseFebruary 17, 2017

    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47.  It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The employment relationship is contractual and the task of the court is … Read more »