Ont Court of Appeal Clarifies Position on Bonuses After Termination

In Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal recently offered clarification on the issue of bonuses/bonus payments during a reasonable notice period following termination. The Facts At the time of his dismissal, Trevor Paquette had worked for TeraGo Networks Inc. in Alberta for approximately 14 years.  He was 49 years old, and […]

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Is Employee’s Refusal to Relocate for Work Just Cause for Dismissal?

Companies often physically move locations and employees are asked to transfer. This can be disruptive to employees, particularly if they have to move a long distance or uproot their families. What happens if an employee refuses to relocate when requested to do so? Can the employee claim constructive dismissal? Or, does their employer have cause […]

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Terminating a Fixed-Term Contract

In Howard v Benson Group Inc., 2016 ONCA 256, the Court of Appeal found that an employee who is employed under a fixed term employment contract that does not provide for early termination without cause is entitled to payment of the unexpired portion of the contract on early termination of the contract. John Howard was […]

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Employees Must Give Reasonable Notice of Resignation

Although there is no legislated requirement for an employee in Ontario to reasonable notice of the termination of employment to one’s employer, it is a well-established principle of common law. The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Gagnon & Associates Inc et al v Jesso et al, 2016 ONSC 209, serves as a […]

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