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Does Being Terminated Revoke my Right to my Bonus?

Employees often consider a monetary bonus to be a foundational part of their employment compensation. Employees may rely on these bonuses, and further, consider them as an essential part of…

What is “Bad Faith” in a Termination?

The term “bad faith” stems from an employer’s legal obligation to act in good faith when terminating an employment relationship. A bad faith termination is when an employer has breached…

What is “Unjust Dismissal”?

While the terms wrongful and unjust dismissal are often used interchangeably, unjust dismissal strictly applies to employees who are employed by federally regulated employers. In this blog, we discuss what…

WHAT IS A REASONABLE TERMINATION PACKAGE?

Following the termination of your employment, you may wonder if the termination package offered to you is sufficient or if you may be entitled to more. In the absence of…

Why Age Matters in Wrongful Dismissal

Employees across Canada are generally entitled to financial protection if they have been dismissed from their employment on a without-cause basis. Upon termination, employees are entitled to reasonable notice (or…

Rule 49: Cost Consequences and Offers to Settle During Litigation

Many individuals pursuing litigation against their former employers for wrongful dismissal or other employment-related issues are not aware of the potential cost consequences relating to offers to settle that may…

Should My Employer Consider the Pandemic in My Severance Package?

Over the past year, employees, employers, and courts have been grappling with whether the COVID-19 pandemic should be a consideration in determining an employee’s notice and entitlements following a termination…

Do I Need to Sue if I Think I’m Entitled to Further Compensation at Termination?

Many employees are deterred from requesting additional compensation from employers upon termination.  This is largely because employees assume that they can only secure damages after a drawn-out period of expensive…

Job Abandonment in Ontario: What You Should Know

As Ontario continues to re-open the economy and businesses increase operations, many employees will be requested to return to the workplace in the near future. However, not every employee may…