Does Quitting Always Mean “I Quit”?

We wrote last week about the fine line around accidental termination. This week’s entry concerns itself with accidental resignation and whether saying you’re quitting is always tantamount to quitting. A Mistake is Made Evans v. Avalon Ford Sales was heard in July 2015 by the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Trial Division. The employee […]

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Criminal Charges for Off-Duty Conduct Not Sufficient for Just Cause Dismissal

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently confirmed that criminal charges, in and of themselves, are not a sufficient enough reason for a just cause dismissal. In order for off-duty misconduct (such as behavior resulting in criminal charges) to provide grounds for a dismissal, there must be a “justifiable connection” to either the employer or […]

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Judge Finds that Terminated Temp Employee Entitled to Remainder of One Year Contract

In the recent decision in Ballim v. Bausch & Lomb Canada Inc., an Ontario judge found that a terminated temporary employee had been employed under a fixed term contract, and was therefore entitled to remuneration for the remainder of the contract. What Happened? The temporary employee in question, Ms. Ballim, was offered a one year […]

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Employee Awarded $15,000 After Being Told to Quit if She Felt Unsafe

The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has ordered a charity in Ottawa to pay a former employee more than $15,000 in damages after they terminated her shortly after she identified some safety concerns. The OLRB found that the employer’s actions constituted a reprisal for the employee’s attempt to exercise her workplace rights, namely her right […]

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