Teacher’s Fabrication of Grades Warrants Termination

The dividing line between dismissal without cause and just cause dismissal can sometimes seem blurred for employers and employees alike. Not all misconduct warrants termination, though seriousness of an act as well as the position of trust held by an employee may make termination an appropriate response. In Fernandes v. Peel Educational & Tutorial Services […]

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Facebook Photos Prove Employee Lied to Employer

Social media has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life and continues to rapidly evolve. New technologies and new uses for those technologies seem to emerge daily. It is not surprising that social media and the technology behind has been providing the courts with novel situations and legal questions to grapple with. Privacy is often […]

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Does Quitting Always Mean “I Quit”?

We wrote last week about the fine line around accidental termination. This week’s entry concerns itself with accidental resignation and whether saying you’re quitting is always tantamount to quitting. A Mistake is Made Evans v. Avalon Ford Sales was heard in July 2015 by the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Trial Division. The employee […]

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BC Court of Appeal Overturns Verdict which Enforced Oral Contract for Severance Package

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has overturned a British Columbia Supreme Court decision that awarded a former employee damages for breach of an employment contract when his employer refused to honor a severance package the Plaintiff said was orally agreed upon. What Happened?  When the employee moved from a union to a supervisory position […]

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