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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A Guide to Notice Limitations Upon Termination

Employment contracts are often an attempt by an employer to minimize an employee’s payment upon the termination of employment. There is no doubt that a company can create a contract under which an employee gives up their common law rights to wrongful dismissal payments. That being said, a few recent cases reflect how difficult it […]

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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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An Update on Small Claims Court

In a recent post, we reviewed the merits of suing an employer in Small Claims Court. The good news is that the monetary cap of Small Claims Court is set to increase from the present level of $25,000 to $35,000 as of January 1, 2020. If you are considering bringing an employment action in Small […]

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