Medical Disability and Termination Claims

The issue of a medical issue and termination is regrettably complicated. It is clear that an employer cannot terminate due to the disability as this will be seen as a human rights violation and expose the company to serious liability. The employer also has a duty to accommodate the medical disability to allow for a […]

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Right or No Right of Lay-off?

One would expect that the issue of temporary lay-off would be straightforward. After all, Ontario’s Employment Standards Act appears to allow the employer that very right. However, an  employer’s right to carry out a temporary lay-off is actually quite complicated. The Legislation The statute allows a temporary lay-off of not more than 13 weeks in […]

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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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