Employment Insurance & Parental Leave

A new federal plan called the Parental Sharing Benefit is intended to encourage both new parents to take an active role in the care of newly born and newly adopted children. Parents with children born after March 17, 2019, are eligible to make use of the new parental sharing benefit for employment insurance (EI). This […]

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Suspension Without Pay & Constructive Dismissal

Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee is not terminated directly, but when their employer’s conduct indicates that the employer no longer wishes to be bound by the employment contract. In other words, when the employer creates a situation for the employee that is drastically different from that contemplated by the original employment agreement. This may […]

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Human Rights by Civil Action

The Basic Rule Ontario law allows for two methods of presenting a human rights complaint. The first is to present the case before the Human Rights Tribunal and the second is to sue for the human rights remedy in civil court. To take this latter step, there must be a “companion” claim then commenced as […]

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Constructive Dismissal Actions: Worth the Risk?

The Basic Rules The common law doctrine of constructive dismissal allows an employee to assert that their employment has been terminated even though the employer has not directly delivered a notice of termination. The employee may generally make this assertion where the conduct of the employer is such that an objective bystander would reasonably determine […]

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