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- Sultan Lawyers on Dismissal Pt. 3: The Difference Between Wrongful and Constructive Dismissal
You may be aware of two common terms often used to describe the actions of an employer who violates the rights of an employee at the time of the termination of that employee’s employment: wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal. So what do they each mean? In general terms, an employee is wrong … Read more »
- Have I been Unjustly Dismissed, and How Do I Know?
In general terms, an employee is wrongfully dismissed when an employer breaches a term or several terms in the contract of employment, or a statute provision or rule in employment law when terminating the employee. In Canadian law, an employer is obliged to give notice of an employee’s termination. … Read more »
- When is an Employer Liable for the Actions of a “Rogue” Employee?
There are times when one employee can act so improperly as to cause the harassment and/or departure of another employee. These situations are often referred to as an employee going “rogue”. This can result in claims of unjust dismissal and/or constructive dismissal, where an employee may claim that … Read more »
- Sultan Lawyers on Dismissal Pt. 2: My Employer Is Reducing My Pay: Am I Entitled to Damages for Constructive Dismissal?
Refresher on Constructive Dismissal Constructive dismissal occurs when conduct or requirements made of an employee are so at odds with the employee’s job that such conduct/requirements amount to a fundamental breach of the employee’s employment contract. This breach allows the employee to act as tho … Read more »
- Are Electronic Employment Contracts Legal in Canada?
In Canada, many people believe that physical signatures have greater legitimacy than digital ones. Accordingly, employers continue to be hesitant to the idea of electronically signed employment agreements particularly in light of risks relating to wrongful dismissal or constructive dismissal. Howeve … Read more »
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