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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The Importance of Mitigation

It is absolutely essential for terminated employees to mitigate their damages and document their job search following their dismissal.  A recent decision illustrates the expensive consequences for not complying with the obligation of mitigation. Background The employee in question was a Senior Customer Service Agent who was 45 years old and had been with the […]

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Summary Judgment Appropriate in Wrongful-Dismissal Cases

In the recent decision in Aylsworth v The Law Office of Harvey Storm, 2016 ONSC 3938, the Ontario Divisional Court dismissed the employer’s appeal of a summary judgment motion, siding with a legal assistant in a wrongful dismissal action. This decision highlights the importance and appropriateness of summary judgments in cases where the facts are […]

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