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- Fixed-term contract costs employer $1.2 million in severance
Beware the fixed-term employment contact. That should be every employer’s mantra following the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in McGuinty v. 1845035 Ontario Inc. (McGuinty Funeral Home), 2019 ONSC 4108 (“McGuinty”).The McGuinty case has its roots in the sale of a third-generation fami … Read more »
- Paul Willetts Interviewed by Global National about Unionization and the "Gig Economy"
Last week, Paul Willetts, was interviewed by Global National News as part of a report looking at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ vote to certify couriers working for Foodora (an app-based food delivery company) in Toronto and Mississauga.In the course of the interview, “Push to unionize Foodor … Read more »
- Labour arbitrator grants interim protection for complainant of workplace sexual harassment
Since the onset of the #metoo movement, Canadian society has been paying attention to (and grappling with the consequences of) sexual harassment to a previously unprecedented degree. This increased focused is long overdue. That said, as more and more cases of alleged sexual harassment continue to wo … Read more »
- Employee’s tweets about confidential settlement payments cost him $50,000.00
The majority of employment disputes are resolved long before they ever reach a court room. Usually, the former employee will agree to accept a sum of money from their previous employer in exchange for executing a release agreement. While the substance of release agreements can vary, they generally s … Read more »
- Top Five Things to Consider When Dismissing an Employee
The decision to terminate an individual’s employment is not an easy one. At times, however, whether due to economic pressures, or poor performance, it may nevertheless be necessary.The process your organization follows when carrying out a termination of employment is important. It can have a big imp … Read more »