Probationary Employee Given Three Months’ Severance

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal of P.E.I.[1] awarded a probationary employee three months’ severance. The case revolved around the wording of an employment agreement, which was drafted awkwardly to the advantage of the employee. The plaintiff was hired in the position of Marketing and Communications Manager. The employment agreement contained the following […]

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Ontario Court Sets High Side Severance Award

Reasonable Notice The assessment of what is a fair period of notice to which an employee is entitled on termination remains a form of black magic, as opposed to a science. The general view of the high side award, given long term employment, a senior position and an older employee had been considered in the […]

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Court of Appeal Finds in Favour of Uber Drivers

We reviewed in a prior post how an arbitration clause can be potentially used by a company to require employment disputes be submitted to an arbitrator for determination as opposed to a civil court. One benefit to an employer is that such a clause may prevent class action proceedings. We then noted the case of […]

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