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Opportunity Knocks: Court Awards Damages for Loss of Opportunity in Wrongful Dismissal

2021-09-28T10:51:52-07:00

Wrongful dismissal claims generally attract three types of damages: compensation in lieu of notice, general damages (including aggravated and punitive damages); and special damages (which can include items such as [...]

Opportunity Knocks: Court Awards Damages for Loss of Opportunity in Wrongful Dismissal2021-09-28T10:51:52-07:00

Ontario Court Shocker Opens Door to Harassment-Based Constructive Dismissal Claims

2021-09-28T10:43:09-07:00

Workers comp doesn’t bar constructive dismissal for harassment, court says. Workers comp bars lawsuits against employers for work-related injuries; in exchange, workers get automatic coverage of work injuries regardless of [...]

Ontario Court Shocker Opens Door to Harassment-Based Constructive Dismissal Claims2021-09-28T10:43:09-07:00

7 Things Wrongfully Dismissed Employees Must Do to “Mitigate” Their Damages

2021-09-28T10:23:08-07:00

Employees who don’t try to find comparable new employment may get less termination notice. In addition to termination notice under employment standards laws, wrongfully dismissed employees are entitled to common [...]

7 Things Wrongfully Dismissed Employees Must Do to “Mitigate” Their Damages2021-09-28T10:23:08-07:00

Court Quashes WSIAT Stress Decision and Allows Constructive Dismissal Case to Proceed

2021-09-28T10:17:52-07:00

Historically, workers’ compensation law placed a highly restrictive definition on traumatic mental stress injuries, which meant as a practical matter very few stress claims would ever be allowed.  However, successful [...]

Court Quashes WSIAT Stress Decision and Allows Constructive Dismissal Case to Proceed2021-09-28T10:17:52-07:00

Can Temporary Layoffs Due To COVID-19 Be Considered Constructive Dismissal?

2021-10-01T11:47:52-07:00

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Canadian provinces and territories declared a state of emergency and implemented strict measures to help curb the spread of the virus. Consequently, many businesses were [...]

Can Temporary Layoffs Due To COVID-19 Be Considered Constructive Dismissal?2021-10-01T11:47:52-07:00

Has Your Workplace Transitioned Its COVID-19 Safety Plan To A Communicable Disease Prevention Plan?

2021-09-28T09:40:29-07:00

On July 1, 2021, B.C. moved into Step 3 of its COVID-19 Restart Plan. As part of this phase, B.C. employers are no longer required to maintain a WorkSafeBC approved [...]

Has Your Workplace Transitioned Its COVID-19 Safety Plan To A Communicable Disease Prevention Plan?2021-09-28T09:40:29-07:00

Does A COVID Leave Trigger Constructive Dismissal? Third Case Further Muddies The Waters

2021-09-28T09:40:55-07:00

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote on the decision in Taylor v Hanley Hospitality Inc. ("Taylor"), in which a judge in the Superior Court found that Ontario's Infectious Disease Emergency Leave ("IDEL") did not trigger [...]

Does A COVID Leave Trigger Constructive Dismissal? Third Case Further Muddies The Waters2021-09-28T09:40:55-07:00

What Should Businesses Do About The Recommendation To Wear Masks In Indoor Public Spaces Until Fully Vaccinated?

2021-09-28T09:41:13-07:00

B.C.'s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry,1 and the Public Health Agency of Canada,2 have recommended that individuals who are not fully vaccinated3 continue wearing masks in indoor public spaces. At the same [...]

What Should Businesses Do About The Recommendation To Wear Masks In Indoor Public Spaces Until Fully Vaccinated?2021-09-28T09:41:13-07:00

Don’t Spend Your Vacation In A Courtroom: Potential Vacation Time And Vacation Pay Issues That Every Employer Should Know About

2021-09-28T09:31:53-07:00

In Canada, every legal jurisdiction has laws governing an employer's vacation obligations. These obligations are separated into vacation time and vacation pay. Although the rules around vacation time and vacation [...]

Don’t Spend Your Vacation In A Courtroom: Potential Vacation Time And Vacation Pay Issues That Every Employer Should Know About2021-09-28T09:31:53-07:00
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