Significant Damages of $200,000 for Reprisal and Assault in Termination Case

 A recent Ontario Superior Court decision has added more fuel to the fire of cases in which substantial damages have been awarded, over and above the normal severance claim. In this instance, once again, the employer could have easily reduced the damage award had it taken prompt and fair steps to investigate and act to […]

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Mass Terminations and Notice of Termination

The Basic Rule Ontario employment law starts from a basic proposition, one which is implied into every employment relationship, absent a written agreement to the contrary. That implied term forms the foundation of every wrongful dismissal case and requires the employer, in the absence of just cause, to provide advance notice of termination. It is […]

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Job Search After Termination

Post Termination Job Search Many persons facing sudden termination will be shocked to learn that there is a legal obligation upon them to look for replacement income, should legal action be taken against the company for the failure to provide proper notice of termination. The General Rule Following termination of employment, absent a contract to […]

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Reference Letters

Reference Letters It is, generally speaking, true that the employer has no legal obligation to provide a reference letter to a past employee. A company may freely decline to provide a reference letter with impunity. Tombstone Letters Employees often encounter an employer who refuses to provide them with a reference letter. In such instances, employees […]

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