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26 Aug 2012, 8:00 pm by Keri Bennett
by Keri Bennett It has been a fundamental principle of employment law that terminated employees generally have an obligation to seek alternate employment to minimize or mitigate their resulting losses. [read post]
28 Oct 2012, 8:00 pm by Keri Bennett
by Keri Bennett As we reported previously, the Canadian federal government is about to join most of the provinces in making mandatory retirement, for the most part, unlawful. [read post]
3 Jun 2012, 8:00 pm by Keri Bennett
By Keri Bennett Employers everywhere often wonder when an employee’s “innocent” or no-fault absences reach a level that warrants termination. [read post]
3 May 2015, 8:00 pm by Keri Bennett
by Keri Bennett The Supreme Court of Canada tells Canadian employers that they must strike a balance between the severity of the misconduct and the sanction imposed when deciding whether to terminate employment for cause. [read post]
27 Nov 2016, 3:00 pm by Keri Bennett
by Keri Bennett In Canada, courts can award two extraordinary forms of damages in a wrongful dismissal action: aggravated damages or punitive damages. [read post]
5 Jun 2016, 8:00 pm by Keri Bennett
by Keri Bennett As noted in past articles here, Canadian employees can sue for lack of adequate notice of termination. [read post]
24 Jan 2016, 7:00 pm by Keri Bennett
by Keri Bennett We all know litigation is expensive. [read post]
12 Jun 2011, 8:00 pm by Northern Exposure
By Ralph Nero and Keri Bennett Employers in Canada have typically understood employees and independent contractors to fall into distinct legal categories. [read post]
16 Oct 2011, 8:00 pm by Northern Exposure
By Ralph Nero and Keri Bennett Historically, the character of employment or level of position has been an important factor in determining appropriate severance payments in Canada. [read post]
9 Feb 2014, 7:00 pm by Keri Bennett
By Keri Bennett We all know employees across Canada have an obligation to participate in the accommodation process. [read post]
13 Nov 2016, 3:00 pm by Keri Bennett
by Keri Bennett Where an employee has been dismissed from a job without sufficient notice, he or she may look to his or her former employer for compensation for any losses suffered. [read post]
9 Jun 2013, 8:00 pm by Keri Bennett
By Keri Bennett When a long-service costume designer was dismissed following a workplace harassment investigation, a British Colombia arbitrator found the company’s no-hire ban for all future productions to be excessive, since there was a lack of progressive discipline. [read post]
11 Aug 2013, 8:00 pm by Keri Bennett
By Keri Bennett Canadian employees may believe that a change in ownership of a company results in a change in the terms of employment and requirement for a new employment contract. [read post]
1 Sep 2013, 8:00 pm by Northern Exposure
By Ralph Nero, Ross Gascho, and Keri Bennett As in the United States, some Canadian employers have attempted to eliminate or reduce post-retirement benefits in order to address escalating costs. [read post]