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- Employee Terminated With Cause for Taking Secret Videos of Female Clients: Durant v Aviation A. Auto Inc
When visiting a business, a customer generally has a reasonable expectation of privacy, namely that they will not be video recorded or photographed except for security footage purposes. In R v Jarvis, 2019 SCC 10, the Supreme Court made a clear distinction regarding expectations of privacy depending … Read more »
- Implications New Ownership or Restructuring Can Have on New Employment Contracts
When there is a change in ownership or restructuring of a business, questions can arise about how existing employees are given credit for their years of service under the new corporate structure. In two recent Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) cases, the Court weighed in on the implications that restru … Read more »
- Class action certifies lawsuit against University of Victoria for freezing wages: 2019 BCCA 474
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently overturned a lower court’s ruling that a class action should not be certified regarding a number of employee’s alleged breach of contract due to a wage freeze. The representative plaintiff, Ms. Service, was employed by the University of Victoria as a “ma … Read more »
- Ignoring a lawsuit results in corporate director personally liable to employee for damages: Halupa v. Sagemedica Inc.
The case Halupa v. Sagemedica Inc. 2019 ONSC 7411 (“Halupa”) dealt with whether or not an employer can be found personally liable for damages for wrongful dismissal, vacation pay and punitive and aggravated damages. Background of Case The Plaintiff in Halupa was a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology a … Read more »
- What happens to termination pay if you find new employment for better pay? Kideckel v. Gard-X
Employees who are terminated and are seeking to improve their termination offer have the obligation to mitigate. Mitigating means attempting to minimize the loss suffered. In employment law, the terminated employees have a duty to seek work that is comparable to their old job in terms of compensatio … Read more »