Remedies & ‘Just Cause’ Termination

The Remedies on Termination There are two basic remedies on termination. One is the common law remedy of wrongful dismissal based on the implied term of fair notice. The second is the statutory claim for the Employment Standards minimum payments of notice and severance pay. The notice claim under this statute is capped at 8 […]

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Workers’ Compensation & Claims for Mental Stress

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act provides Ontario employees with insurance benefits for workplace illnesses or injuries, and in exchange for that coverage, it removes the right of an employee to bring a civil claim against their employer for said injuries. This is commonly understood for physical illnesses or injuries suffered on the job, but […]

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Settlement Agreements

Should you and other parties involved in a civil case come to a mutually agreeable settlement, you will be required to sign certain documents to prove the settlement. Below, we will review the different documents likely to be involved, and what you should know about each one. Minutes of Settlement The most obvious of these […]

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Understanding Simplified Procedure

In a recent post, we reviewed the advantages of bringing an employment case in Small Claims Court. Small claims now are not so small, as the monetary ceiling will be raised to $35,000 as of January 1, 2020. Simplified Rules There is yet another monetary division within the Superior Court rules. There is a classification […]

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