Company’s Failure to Pay $300,000 Bonus Not a Constructive Dismissal Says Court of Appeal

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a decision of a lower court which found that the failure of a company to pay an employee a $300,000 bonus was not a constructive dismissal, but rather, a “disagreement over the interpretation of [the employee’s] bonus scheme”. What Happened? The company in question provides real estate management […]

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Employer Ordered to Pay $60,000 in Moral Damages After Firing Woman Who was Sexually Harassed

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld an award of $60,000 that a lower court granted to an employee for the manner in which she had been dismissed after she made a complaint of sexual harassment. What Happened? The employee in question, Ms. Doyle, had worked for the employer, Zochem Inc. (a manufacturer of zinc […]

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Dismissal During a Probationary Period

In Nagribianko v Select Wine Merchants Ltd, 2016 ONSC 490, the Ontario divisional court clarified the meaning of a probationary period. In this case, Alexander Nagribianko signed an employment contract with Select Wine Merchants Ltd. (“Select”), which expressly provided for a 6-month probationary period. A few days before the expiry of the probationary period, Select […]

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