Employees Beware: Reasonable Notice is a Double-edged S …

March 23rd, 2012

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has endorsed the position of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, that employees may owe their employee a significant amount of notice when planning to leave their employment. In the case of GasTOPS Ltd. v. Forsyth, four former employees of a company left their employment to start their […]

Perils of taking on a second job

February 8th, 2012

While many people are forced to work multiple jobs in this tough economy, employees should ensure that they properly consult with their primary employer before taking on any other unrelated work. The recent case of a bank employee, Marilyn Patterson, who worked as a real estate agent part time, serves as a warning for employees […]

Mitigation is critical in unlawful dismissal disputes

January 18th, 2012

When a terminated employee decides to sue their former employer for damages, an important factor (which is often neglected) on the part of the suing employee is their responsibility to mitigate their losses resulting from the termination. Without proper mitigation, or the necessary documentation of mitigation efforts, the former employee may be entitled to a […]

Slip and Falls: Winter’s around the corner, so watch …

December 13th, 2011

           Slip:   A sliding motion where the foot (shoe) loses traction with the floor/ground surface resulting in a loss of balance. Trip:   Involves a loss of balance when the natural movement of the foot is interfered with momentarily. Fall:   A drop in height of the human body. Slips and falls are a very common cause […]

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