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Punching a co-worker does not amount to just cause for dismissal, court rules

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 11 2014

Can your employee punch a co-worker in the face and avoid termination for just cause? The answer is yes, depending on how you handle the situation.A

Court of Appeal affirms employee has no duty to mitigate contractual severance

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 5 2014

Many employers attempt to define an employee’s right to compensation upon dismissal by having clear, enforceable termination provisions in their

Persistent mockery, intimidation of supervisor was “juvenile and unworthy of a 12 year old”, warranted 6-month suspension of long-term employee

  • Dentons
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  • Canada
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  • December 18 2014

An employee's persistent mockery and intimidating conduct towards a supervisor warranted a 6-month suspension, an arbitrator has held. The employee's

A face for radio? Employment law lessons from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 11 2014

Over the last month, the Canadian news media has devoted significant time to covering the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. Aside from the celebrity gossip

On the first day of Christmas

  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 12 2014

If, like me, you estimate that you've heard this holiday tune about a million times, then you have probably wondered on more than one occasion, what

It’s all in the attitude: insolence & insubordination

  • Stewart McKelvey
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  • Canada
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  • March 5 2013

One of the most challenging issues in the workplace is dealing with bad attitude and employees refusing to perform the work for which they were hired

What about the old people?

  • Stewart McKelvey
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  • Canada
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  • December 17 2014

The basis of family status extends beyond childcare; there is also the developing issue of eldercare, that is, when members of the workforce need to

Total fines now $1.24 million in Christmas eve fatalities after swing stage company and director fined

  • Dentons
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  • Canada
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  • December 16 2014

The total of safety fines paid for the December 24, 2009 swing stage collapse fatalities is now $1,240,000 after Swing N Scaff Inc., the company that

Santa is coming: have you been naughty or nice?

  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 12 2014

With Christmas less than two weeks away, my 6-year old son is quite fixated on Santa's naughty and nice lists, and on the question of whose names

When can an employer sue an employee for damages?

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 16 2013

Emily Anne Maclean worked in a farmer’s market. On August 1, 2003, she placed eggs on a hot plate to boil in order to make them ready for the next