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Category Archives: Dishonesty

Managing Attendance & Absenteeism: Hangout with Rudner MacDonald

Stuart takes questions on managing attendance and absenteeism in the workplace. Most employers want to flexible, but it can be hard to run a business when you don’t know who will show up for work. Do you have to give employees paid sick days? Can you require doctor’s notes? This and more, in this session. Click to share on Twitter […]

Just Cause for Dismissal: Teacher Fabricating Student Grades

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently overturned the trial decision in Fernandes v. Peel Educational & Tutorial Services Limited, 2016 ONCA 468, finding that the private school did, in fact, have just cause to terminate the employment of Mr. Fernandes, a former teacher. The decision not only reverses the 12-month wrongful dismissal damage award, but alleviates the private school’s […]

Top 10 Employment Law Cases of 2015

  The law continues to evolve, and if the volume of case law from 2015 is anything to judge by, then it is certainly no surprise that the year went by quickly for us employment lawyers. We have been hard at work dealing with questionable termination clauses, obtaining record human rights damages for clients, and trying to wrap our heads around the perpetually […]

Employer Dishonesty: A New Factor in Dismissal

In my latest Canadian HR Law blog post, I discuss the duty of honesty in contractual relationships, and how an Ontario court has recently held that an employer in breach of that duty could owe additional notice obligations to a dismissed employee as a result. We are all familiar with the usual factors to consider when assessing an individual’s common law […]

Dismissal for Absenteeism

In my most recent Canadian HR law blog post, I discussed two recent cases in which employees were fired as a result of absenteeism. In one, the dismissal was upheld. In the other, it was overturned. The difference lies largely in the honesty, or lack thereof, of the employee in questionn. Volunteer firefighting In Mainroad Group and BCGEU, Local 10 […]