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In order to terminate an employee for cause, an employer must demonstrate that the employee engaged in serious misconduct (i.e., theft, physical harassment or sexual harassment) or that the company placed the employee on a progressive disciplinary plan that sets various performance targets that were...

When an employer wishes to break an employment contract without cause (i.e., for instance, to restructure its business), the company must provide the terminated employee with advanced notice of termination or payment in lieu of notice of termination. As many callers to our law firm are...

As many people experience, losing a job is never easy.  We are called by employees' on a weekly basis that are terminated from their employment without cause.  Many people believe that they have been 'wrongfully dismissed' from their employment, without understanding what actually constitutes a...

Severance packages for senior executives can often amount to several hundred thousand dollars in entitlements. Accordingly, it is imperative that executives are attuned to the employment law issues that are prevalent in severance packages in Ontario. A wrongful dismissal occurs when an employee has been terminated...

The enforceability of termination clauses in employment agreements in Ontario is highly litigated and discussed topic, having significant implications for both employers and employees. The difference between an enforceable and unenforceable termination clause in an employment contract can mean the difference between 10's of...

As we have discussed in other blog postings, terminated employees are entitled to all forms of compensation for the duration of the reasonable notice period, including salary, bonuses, incentive compensation, stock options, RRSP contributions, employee benefits, and pension benefits. When an employee is terminated, the employer is...