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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Rights of Federally Regulated Employees

Employees who are employed in industries covered by federal law have a unique remedy under the Canada Labour Code. Federal law applies to persons working in businesses such as inter-provincial transportation, television or radio broadcasting, banks, public harbours, and the federal government, to name a few examples. Approximately 11% of Ontario’s work force is governed […]

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Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations There are many circumstances mandating an investigation of workplace issues, including allegations of harassment, discrimination, vandalism, or a safety issue. Employees should be aware that employers are obligated to conduct investigations in certain circumstances, and should understand the basic ins and outs of such investigations. Human Rights In any case alleging a human […]

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