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Supreme Court clarifies beginning of filing period for claims of constructive discharge under Title VII
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • May 25 2016

On May 23, 2016, the US Supreme Court resolved the circuit split over when the filing period begins for a claim of constructive discharge under Title


City wins suspension of MOL inspector’s “constructor” order
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • May 19 2016

A city has won a suspension of a Ministry of Labour inspector’s decision that the city was a “constructor” under the Ontario Occupational Health and


Changes to contracts - worth the paper they are written on?
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2016

Contracts often state that any changes must be made in writing and agreed by all the parties. These kinds of clauses are often included in employment


$250,000 fine against school board may be largest-ever against not-for-profit organization in Ontario
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • May 10 2016

A school board has been handed a $250,000 fine under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act after the death of maintenance worker. The


Fixed Term Contracts: Damages for “trouble and inconvenience”
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • May 10 2016

In a recent decision, the Superior Court of Quebec held that the termination of a fixed term contract of employment constitutes a breach of


The Duty to Provide Reasonable Notice of Termination Cuts Both Ways
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • May 6 2016

It is a relatively little-known fact to non-lawyers that just as employers are required to provide employees with reasonable notice of termination


Court finds termination clause purporting to limit a 17-year employee’s termination notice to the 8 week statutory minimum to be “clear, express and unambiguous”
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • May 5 2016

An Alberta court recently had the opportunity to consider the question of whether a termination clause was effective to take away an employee’s


Vicarious liability of employers
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2016

Decision by the UK Supreme Court given on 2 March 2016 on an employer’s vicarious liability in tort for an assault carried out by an employee


“The larger the corporation, the larger the fine”: A corporate defendant’s financial circumstances is a relevant sentencing factor for breaches of a regulatory scheme
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • April 28 2016

A small, family owned and operated custom cabinet business was fined $75,000 plus the Victim Fine Surcharge of $11,250 after pleading guilty to


“I want my job back!” - employment tribunal remedies
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2016

A remedy that is open to an employment tribunal to award if it upholds a complaint of unfair dismissal is reinstatement or re-engagement