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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…

I have been temporarily laid off: Can I receive a severance package?

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extremely high levels of layoffs. There are, in essence, two types of layoffs: temporary and permanent. In the event of a permanent layoff, the…

Dismissed While Pregnant? You May be Entitled to Additional Compensation

Employees across Canada are entitled to financial protection if they have been dismissed from their employment. This comes in the form of reasonable notice (or pay in lieu of notice)…

Top Five Things to Know About Releases Upon Termination

If your employment has been terminated, your employer may ask that you sign a release in exchange for accepting a termination package. Below we discuss what a release is and…

Pregnancy & Parental Leave, Pt. 1: Can I Be Fired While on Leave?

This blog is the first installment of a four-part series by Sultan Lawyers focused on employment issues specific to pregnancy and parental leave in Ontario.  Canada provides among the most…

How do I Know if I Have Been Wrongfully Dismissed?

In most cases, employers have the right to end an employment relationship at any time. In exchange for this flexibility, employers are expected to meet certain obligations on dismissal, including…