The courts recently confirmed that layoffs remain a constructive dismissal even in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Before accepting a severance package, it’s important to get it reviewed by an employment lawyer to ensure you’re not giving up any of your entitlements.
An employee’s entitlements upon termination continue to change because of the way courts interpret termination clauses.
An employer is responsible for investigating any complaints of workplace bullying and harassment made by employees / Occupational Health and Safety Act
Employees may retract their resignation, and if an employer does not accept it, they can be found to have wrongfully dismissed the employe
Two recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decisions shed light on what types of termination clauses will be upheld and which will be deemed unenforceable.
In the recent decision of Andros v Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal (“OCA”) found yet another termination clause to be unenforceable. In this decision, the OCA reaffirmed and clarified various principles surrounding the enforceability of such clauses.
The Canada Labour Code will be introducing workplace harassment and violence provisions in 2020