Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday February 7, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Feb 7, 2017 at 6:45am PST Do employees have different severance entitlements under the Employment Standards Act and in wrongful dismissal cases that are decided in ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday January 31, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. For more information on employment law, family law, and wills, estates and estates litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 31, 2017 at 6:26am PST In ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday December 20, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Dec 20, 2016 at 6:31am PST The amount payable to wrongfully dismissed employee depends on length of employment, age salary and several other factors. It can ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday December 13, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Dec 13, 2016 at 6:35am PST Can an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee who has had consistently good performance reviews? Under Ontario law, an employer ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday August 3, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 3, 2016 at 6:13am PDT In 2015, an Ontario Court awarded 27 months’ of pay in lieu of reasonable notice to a 65-year-old civil engineer ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday July 12, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 12, 2016 at 6:38am PDT The amount payable to wrongfully dismissed employee depends on the length of employment, age, salary and several other factors. It ...

Cowichan Conversations: Exact reasons for the firing of the CVRD’s former manager of water management, David Leitch, may never be known

By Peter W. Rusland-Originally published in the South Cowichan Echo Peter Rusland Exact reasons for the 2014 firing of the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s former manager of water management, David Leitch, may never be Read more…

Wise Law Blog: Heckling the Home Team: Off-Duty Conduct and Dismissal for Cause

BY NITIN PARDAL, LAWYER, WISE LAW OFFICE Can you be fired for booing the home team?  As this Toronto Star article points out, it might not be out of the question, at least in New York City. While attending a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden with his supervisor and two clients, Anthony Rotondi ...

Wise Law Blog: Are You "Just Happy to See Me," or Looking to Get Fired?

This grocery store worker from Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y,  was terminated for leaving work with far more meat in his pants than he arrived with. $1,200.00 more meat, to be precise. (Make up your own punch lines…) – Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

Alberta Diary: Alison Redford set to sue Alberta Government for wrongful dismissal

The $45,000 Question: How could they put Alison Redford on probation … and then not give her a chance to shape up? Former premier Alison Redford intends to sue the government of Alberta for wrongful dismissal. The former premier believes that because she was given a “work plan” by the leadership of the province’s Progressive ...

Wise Law Blog: Section 46.1 of the Ontario Human Rights Code: Civil Remedies for Human Rights Claims:

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, STUDENT-AT-LAW, WISE LAW OFFICEThe enactment of section 46.1 of the Ontario Human Rights Code in June of 2008 provided for a much-awaited civil remedy for human rights claims. The expectation was that a number of human rights cases, particularly those closely related to a civil cause of action would be diverted to ...

Wise Law Blog: Ontario Employment Law: Mitigating Damages By Staying With The Same Employer

In Ghanny v. 498326 Ontario Limited, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was faced with a question that has become all too common in these difficult market conditions. Must an employee whose job is being eliminated by its employer accept the same kind of position at a related company with the same pay in mitigation ...

Wise Law Blog: Ontario Employment Law: Prejudgment Interest On Wrongful Dismissal Damages

In Chandran v. National Bank, Pollak J. in his endorsement on costs dated July 21, 2011, neatly summarizes how prejudgment interest is calculated in a wrongful dismissal action as follows: … [T]he prejudgment interest on the damage award is calculated as follows: – first, the interest owed from the beginning of the notice period to ...

Wise Law Blog: Ontario Employment Law: Summary Judgment In Wrongful Dismissal Actions

In Thorne v. The Hudson Bay Company, a case decided September 21, 2011, the Plaintiff, a 37.5 year employee who had been dismissed without just cause sued for wrongful dismissal after receiving a bare-bones severance package that was limited to her Employment Standard Act minimums. The Plaintiff, an Allocation Associate,  moved for summary judgment, arguing ...

Wise Law Blog: Ontario Court of Appeal: No Hard Cap on Notice Entitlement of Non-Managerial or Unskilled Employees

In Di Tomaso v. Crown Metal Packaging Canada LP, 2011 ONCA 469, a decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal released June 22, 2011, the appellant, Crown Metal Packaging (“CMP”) appealed from an October, 2010 decision of the Superior Court Judge, Justice Beth A. Allen, granting the respondent, Mr. Di Tomaso summary judgement in a ...

Wise Law Blog: This Week at the Ontario Court of Appeal: 11-06-24

Each week Wise Law Blog reviews recent decisions from the Ontario Court of Appeal. Di Tomaso v. Crown Metal Packaging Canada LP. An appeal in a wrongful termination case. Mr. Di Tomaso was employed by Crown Metal for over 33 years as a mechanic, and informed him on September 9, 2009 that he would be ...

Wise Law Blog: Ontario Employment Law: Disability and Frustration of An Employment Contract

Frustration of an employment contract occurs when, through no fault of either party, an event occurs that makes the contract impossible to perform. Under Ontario law, where an employee is suffering from a permanent disability with no reasonable prospect of returning to work in the reasonably foreseeable future, frustration may arise. Where frustration occurs, both ...

Wise Law Blog: Ontario Employment Law: Reprisal For Asserting Rights Pursuant To An Employment Contract Amounts To Wrongful Dismissal

In Brown v. 1714717 Ontario Inc., decided April 26, 2011, the Ontario Labour Relations Board found that an employer had wrongfully terminated the applicant employee when it dismissed her without cause, and in reprisal for requesting and taking time off for a vacation. Because the employee in the case had completed less than twelve months ...