Court Rules in Favour of Employer Who Provided Negative Reference

In its decision of Papp v. Stokes, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has provided a valuable lesson to both employers and employees in what can be shared when a potential employer contacts a former employer to conduct a reference check. Terminated Without Cause The Employee worked as an economist with the Employer, who owned […]

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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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Criminal Charges for Off-Duty Conduct Not Sufficient for Just Cause Dismissal

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently confirmed that criminal charges, in and of themselves, are not a sufficient enough reason for a just cause dismissal. In order for off-duty misconduct (such as behavior resulting in criminal charges) to provide grounds for a dismissal, there must be a “justifiable connection” to either the employer or […]

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