The "Death" of an Appeal: Court of Appeal Dismisses Funeral Home's Appeal, Upholding $1.274 Million Damages Award for Constructive Dismissal

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld the lower court's decision awarding a former employee over $1.274 million as a result of the employer unilaterally imposing a number of changes to the terms of employment. The employment relationship was governed by a 10-year fixed term contract with no termination provision. This is one of the highest damage awards ever issued in a Canadian wrongful dismissal case. It serves as a stark reminder to employers that using fixed-term contracts can be extremely costly if they are not carefully and properly drafted. » Read More

Ontario Government Announces Second Provincial Emergency and New Restrictions

With COVID-19 cases rising across the province, the Ontario Government declared a second state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The state of emergency is expected to last until at least 11 February 2021. In conjunction with this declaration, the Government has also announced additional restrictions, including a Stay-At-Home Order (the "SAH Order"), and new amendments to the Rules for Areas in Stage 1 regulation (the "Stage 1 Order"). » Read More

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