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Nov 8, 2012

By Susan Crawford

Court Upholds Dismissal of Long Service Employee who Falsified Health Care Benefit Claims

The recent decision in Mykki Cavic v. Costco Wholesale Canada Limited confirms that serious breaches of trust, despite long service, will justify t...

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Oct 18, 2012

UPDATE: Walmart Appeals (Ontario Jury Awards Constructively Dismissed Employee $1.15 Million in Punitive Damages)

In a recent post ,we reported on the largest punitive damages award ever handed down by a jury in Canadian employment law history in Higginson v. B...

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Aug 2, 2012

BC Jury hands down largest ever Punitive Damages Award in Canadian Employment History

????A British Columbia jury has awarded a former 34 year employee over $800,000 in damages for wrongful dismissal damages.  Included in this a...

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Jun 14, 2012

By Kelsey Orth

WSIB Benefits Deducted from Wrongful Dismissal Damages

There are many different pieces of legislation and legal principles that often overlap and interact to affect employee entitlements and employer ob...

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Mar 29, 2012

By Susan Crawford

Hiring a Former Employee? Beware of the “Prior Service” Baggage

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia considered how to treat a break in an employee's service when determining entitlement to...

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Feb 9, 2012

By Susan Crawford

Employees Cannot Quit in the Face of Inadequate Working Notice says BC Court of Appeal

In the absence of legal just cause for dismissal, or a written employment agreement with a specific termination provision, implied in every contrac...

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Nov 24, 2011

Recent Court Decisions Explore When it is Appropriate to Bring a Summary Judgment Motion in a Wrongful Dismissal Action

The decisions of Rutherford v. RBC Dominion Securities Inc., and Adjemian v. Brook Crompton North America highlight when it is appropriate to bring...

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Jun 9, 2011

By Susan Crawford

Two Points from Ontario’s top court: 1) Short service does not mean short notice; and 2) Employment “ends” when active service ceases

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision provides a useful reminder to employers that short service does not necessarily mean short notice. In add...

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