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By Mike Hamata
Mr. Lau sued for wrongful dismissal, as well as aggravated damages for the manner in which he was dismissed.
By Julie Menten, Kim Thorne
On June 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the termination of a cocaine-addicted employee, finding that he was terminated for breaching the employer's drug and alcohol policy...
By Gregory Heywood
On June 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal from the Alberta Court of Appeal. The majority decision was written by Chief Justice McLachlin.
By Jennifer Hogan
On May 24, 2017, the Alberta Legislature introduced Bill 17: Fair and Family–friendly Workplaces Act.
By Julie Menten
Alberta is not the only province that is making significant changes to workplace legislation
By Julie Menten
Melissa Doyle, a well-educated woman who had worked with Zochem Inc. for nine years, supervised an all-male group of refinery workers.
By Kim Thorne
In Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation, 2017 ABCA 1, the Alberta Court of Appeal (the "Court") reversed a lower court decision that had awarded a dismissed employee...
By Jennifer Devins, Danielle Scorda
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently found an employee's defamation claim against his previous employer for an unfavourable reference could not succeed, because the reference was justified...
By Brandon Hillis
On April 3, 2013, Lesley Cabott commenced employment with Urban Systems Ltd. and was tasked with working out of the company's new Whitehorse office.
By Michael Kilgallin
In Smith v. Pacific Coast Terminals Co., 2016 BCSC 1876, an employee was considered by his employer to have misled it regarding the necessary permits for a construction project.
By James Kondopulos
Dishonesty on the part of an employee casts a dark shadow on the employment relationship and may throw the ongoing viability of that relationship into serious question...
By James Kondopulos
As of June 1, 2017, with just a few exceptions, civil claims of up to $5,000 will no longer be heard and decided by the B.C. Provincial Court (Small Claims Court).
By Danny Bernstein
The Ontario Court of Appeal has just released a significant decision regarding the interpretation of termination clauses in employment contracts.
By Gregory Heywood, Jennifer Hogan
In BC, a worker has a right to refuse work if he/she "has reasonable cause to believe that to do so would create an undue hazard to the health and safety of any person" pursuant to Section 3.12(1)...
By Graeme McFarlane
A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has once again highlighted the challenges associated with controlling bonus payments for terminated employees.