Giving Your ‘Two Weeks’: Jesso and What Constitutes …

March 29th, 2016

The question of ‘what constitutes reasonable notice’ is one of the most frequently litigated issues in employment law.  There are numerous decisions from every level of court in Ontario which discuss the obligations of an employer to provide a reasonable period of notice to dismissed employees. However, it is a relatively rare occurrence that the […]

Does the Financial Health of an Employer Affect the Qua …

January 12th, 2016

In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal was called on to decide whether the economic health of a employer was a factor properly considered in determining the amount of reasonable notice that a dismissed employee was due. Was it, as the employer argued, a fact that required some attention by a court? Or […]

The Declining Role of “Character of Employment”….

November 7th, 2011

The Declining Role of “Character of Employment” in Determining the Notice Period “Character of employment” is one of the four factors that the courts consider in determining the notice period when an employee is wrongfully dismissed (the other 3 are age, length of service, and length of time needed for the employee to find a […]

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