Ontario Court of Appeal news

No duty of care to employees in internal workplace investigations

No duty of care to employees in internal workplace investigations

Poor investigation can lead to wrongful dismissal, but no civil liability for negligence

What are ‘exceptional circumstances’ in wrongful dismissal claims? Provincial court widens the scope

What are ‘exceptional circumstances’ in wrongful dismissal claims? Provincial court widens the scope

'This kind of scenario, with long-tenured employees at varying levels of management or status, is going to become more and more common': employment lawyer

Court upholds refusal to impose constructive trust in appeals case

Court upholds refusal to impose constructive trust in appeals case

The complex case deals with a company attempting to recover funds from employee's spouse

Termination clause enforceable in complying with statutory individual notice provisions

Termination clause enforceable in complying with statutory individual notice provisions

The employee argued that the termination clause was void and he was entitled to reasonable notice

Employee did not acquiesce to layoff by seeking legal advice and waiting to act: Court of Appeal

Employee did not acquiesce to layoff by seeking legal advice and waiting to act: Court of Appeal

Waiting too long not dispositive of the constructive dismissal claim, says lawyer