Ontario Court of Appeal Weighs in on Payment in Lieu of Notice Requirements During Probationary Periods

Probationary periods, during which new hires are assessed on their ability to fulfill the functions of a job, are a common feature in many workplaces. There can, however, be confusion as to what type of notice of termination is required when an employer fires a probationary employee without cause – an issue the Ontario Court […]

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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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Employee Terminated for Just Cause After Butt Dial to Employer Revealed He was Working for Himself on Company Time

A senior IBM salesman was terminated for just cause when, as a result of two unintended butt-dials , it was revealed that he was regularly working for his own private corporation on what IBM considered to be “IBM time”. What Happened? The employee was hired by IBM Canada Inc. in August 2010 into a full […]

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