Ontario Court Concludes That Failure to Pay $328,000 Bonus is Not Constructive Dismissal

In the recent decision Chapman v. GPM Investment Management and Integrated Asset Management Corporation, 2015 ONSC 6591 [Chapman], the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that an employer’s failure to pay a $328,000 bonus did not constitute constructive dismissal. For employees, this case sends a clear message that, absent other compounding conduct by the employer, […]

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Reinstatement “Presumptive Remedy” for Retaliatory Dismissal under Occupational Health and Safety Act

In the recent case Thompson v. 580062 Ontario Inc. (Stainte Irish Gastropub), 2015 CanLII 76907 (ON LRB) [Thompson], the Ontario Labour Relations Board confirmed that an employee discharged for raising safety concerns in the workplace will generally be entitled to reinstatement. In Thompson, a restaurant employee was called into the owner’s office, where the owner […]

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Ontario Court of Appeal Re-Confirms that Employer Must Provide Fresh Consideration When Introducing New Term of Employment

In the recent decision Holland v. Hostopia.com Inc., 2015 ONCA 762 [Holland], the Ontario Court of Appeal reminded us that employers must provide fresh consideration for any new and material terms of contract agreed upon mid-employment. In Holland, the plaintiff was hired by Hostopia.com Inc. (“Hostopia”) pursuant to an offer letter  (the “Offer Letter”) dated […]

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Canadian Senate Seeks to Prohibit Genetic Discrimination

In recent years, the issue of “genetic discrimination” has emerged as a source of concern in Canada, the United States and around the world. The Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness defines genetic discrimination as occurring, “when people are treated unfairly because of actual or perceived differences in their genetic information that may cause or increase […]

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