Costs & Human Rights Matters

As discussed in a prior post, the issue of legal costs can be an important factor in deciding whether to pursue or settle a civil claim arising from the termination of employment or other employment issues. The origin of this question stems from the default setting in civil cases that the losing party will be […]

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Mediation in Employment Cases

Mediation has become an effective and popular tool to achieve a settlement of existing and even threatened litigation, particularly in employment law cases going to trial. In certain cities in Ontario, such as Windsor, Toronto and Ottawa, mediation is a mandatory process. However, often the parties may voluntarily agree to use a mediator to try […]

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Tax Issues in Employment Cases

The issue of how damages for wrongful dismissal or constructive dismissal are treated for the purposes of taxes can be complicated and important. The Default Setting Generally speaking, a claim for lost income for the “notice period” and also payment of the minimum statutory sums will not only be taxable, but also will require the […]

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