Court Awards Significant Costs Award Against Thieving Employee


Time Published on July 21, 2017

A recent cost decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice suggests that employers who successfully defend themselves from a wrongful dismissal action by asserting just cause may be entitled to recoup a significant amount of their legal costs. 

Tag employment litigation,  general litigation,  wrongful dismissal litigation

Termination Clauses: A Cautionary Tale


Time Published on January 21, 2015

In cases dealing with particularly senior and specialized employees, significant notice periods may be awarded even for employees with short service. this is starkly illustrated by a recent case from the Ontario Superior Court.

Tag employment law,  general litigation,  wrongful dismissal litigation

When Can an Employer Rely on a Limitation Period when Unilaterally Changing a Contract?


Time Published on February 28, 2014

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Ali v O-Two Medical, which highlights the risks of taking a wait-and-see approach when giving notice of significant changes to employment terms and conditions.

Tag general litigation

Confidentiality Clause has Teeth: Police Officer forced to Return Settlement Funds


Time Published on August 29, 2013

A recent arbitration case shows that arbitrators (and potentially other decision makers) will take a very hard line on employees who deliberately breach their obligations.

Tag general litigation,  labour relations

Office Holiday Parties - The Fine Print


Time Published on December 14, 2012

We've put together a few tips on enjoying your office party without facing lawsuits in the cold light of day.

Tag employment law,  general litigation,  human rights,  occupational health and safety

Avoid the Hassle of Litigation's Draft your Agreements with Care


Time Published on July 10, 2012

In a recent decision, Downey v. Encore International Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal took a flexible approach based heavily on the factual circumstances in finding that a confidentiality agreement was enforceable. 

Tag general litigation

Conservative Majority to Appoint 2 New Supreme Court Justices


Time Published on May 13, 2011

The CBC News reports that Supreme Court of Canada Justices Ian Binnie and Louise Charron have announced they will retire on August 30, 2011.  With the newly elected, Conservative majority government, Canadians will no doubt watch the nomination and selection process with greater interest.

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