Termination for Poor Performance

Termination for Poor Performance

Employers will sometimes terminate their employees for poor performance. From the employers perspective, poor performance can constitute “just cause” dismissal. Despite just cause termination, the threshold to establish “just cause” for poor performance is high under...
Taking Clients From Former Employers

Taking Clients From Former Employers

Courts are aware that when employees leave, business relationships of former employers may also follow suit with the departing employee. Fortunately, the law allows employers to protect these relationships both in contract and in equity. Contact top Toronto employment...
Absenteeism and Lateness

Absenteeism and Lateness

Most employers have established workplace attendance policies that set out the steps an employee must take when they are reporting late or not coming in for work. This often requires the employee to report their non-attendance before they start a shift or to provide...
Remedies Available in Human Rights Claims

Remedies Available in Human Rights Claims

All human rights legislation across Canada provide for compensatory damages. Furthermore, human rights legislation empowers tribunals with the ability to reinstate terminated employees if there is discrimination on “prohibited grounds”. This article will discuss...
Probationary Period Rights in Ontario

Probationary Period Rights in Ontario

This article will explore the meaning of “probationary period” that employers often use in their employment contracts when they are testing out new employment relationships. What are Probationary Periods? A probationary period is commonly meant to mean the three month...
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