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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Costs & Human Rights Matters

As discussed in a prior post, the issue of legal costs can be an important factor in deciding whether to pursue or settle a civil claim arising from the termination of employment or other employment issues. The origin of this question stems from the default setting in civil cases that the losing party will be […]

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Costs Issues in Litigation

The Basics Legal costs in civil litigation is an important issue. Generally speaking a successful employee will be allowed “partial” costs against the employer. Similarly an unsuccessful employee will be required to pay the company’s costs. This issue has been reviewed in a prior post. Recent Scary Cases One Court of Appeal case[1] recently declined […]

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Costs Issues in Employment Litigation

The issue of legal costs in employment cases is often very important. In some cases, this question may well determine the direction of the case (i.e. whether to settle or take the case to hearing). This issue of costs can be quite complicated. It is important for employees considering filing a lawsuit against their employer […]

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