Ontario Court of Appeal Weighs in on Payment in Lieu of Notice Requirements During Probationary Periods

Probationary periods, during which new hires are assessed on their ability to fulfill the functions of a job, are a common feature in many workplaces. There can, however, be confusion as to what type of notice of termination is required when an employer fires a probationary employee without cause – an issue the Ontario Court […]

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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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