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Read more on Pushing the Limits on Reasonable Notice, an Ontario Court awards 30 Months’ Notice

Pushing the Limits on Reasonable Notice, an Ontario Court awards 30 Months’ Notice

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While the general rule of thumb for the maximum reasonable notice that a court will award to a terminated employee hovered around 24 months. Regardless of the length of service or other factors, the line in the sand for maximum reasonable notice has slowly eroded over the past few years, particularly in Ontario Courts.  This…

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Read more on Can you Provide Working Notice of Termination to an Employee on Disability Leave?

Can you Provide Working Notice of Termination to an Employee on Disability Leave?

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In McLeod v. Frontier Sales, 2018 ONSC 1866, the Divisional Court of Ontario dismissed the appeal by an employer who provided working notice to an employee on disability leave and in turn, sought to reduce the amount of reasonable notice that it was required to provide.  The case confirms that working notice provided during a…

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Read more on Employees May be Liable for Personal Wrongdoings While at Work

Employees May be Liable for Personal Wrongdoings While at Work

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In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, Sataur et al. v. Starbucks Coffee Canada Inc. et al., 2017 ONCA 1017, the liability of an employee’s wrongdoing, even during the course of their employment, was deemed to potentially attract personal liability, rather than shifting the liability to the employer. The plaintiff in this case, Sataur…

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Read more on Refusal of a Job Offer does not Constitute Failure to Mitigate

Refusal of a Job Offer does not Constitute Failure to Mitigate

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In a recent decision, Dussault and Pugliese v. Imperial Oil Limited, 2018 ONSC 1168, the court addressed the issue of the need for a plaintiff to mitigate their damages on termination and whether an offer by the successor company of the employer defendant of re-employment constituted reasonable mitigation. At the time of the termination, the…

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Read more on Thinking About Terminating an Employee?  5 Things Every Employer Should Know First.

Thinking About Terminating an Employee?  5 Things Every Employer Should Know First.

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One of the less desirable parts of being an employer involves sometimes being forced to terminate staff members. While awkward and often painful termination meetings cannot be avoided, a potential claim for damages for wrongful dismissal can generally be sidestepped with a few simply preemptive steps.  Employers are well advised to understand their obligations to…

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