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Unfixing a fixed-term contract
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • July 2 2015

As employers prepare to hire students or short-term employees for the summer, they should take note of the recent decision in Howard v. Benson (PDF


Settling up: the need for specificity in employee releases
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • June 25 2015

An employer would be forgiven for thinking that a release of liability related to employment would protect them from all future claims by that


Lower threshold for mental distress damages where cause allegation unsuccessful?
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • June 23 2015

A recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court considered a claim for damages for mental distress in the context of a termination for cause


Capital perspectives - Summer 2015
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • June 22 2015

As an employer, you can take action against employees for off-duty activities that violate the law. Arbitrators, courts and tribunals have upheld


Not all changes equal constructive dismissal the HR space
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • June 4 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada set out the test for determining whether or not an employee has been constructive dismissed in 1997 in Farber v. Royal


The case for cause with a single act of employee misconduct
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 29 2015

In Steel v. Coast Capital Savings Credit Union (PDF), the British Columbia Court of Appeal recently confirmed that a single incident of employee


Drug testing does not always violate fundamental rights
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 22 2015

As discussed in past articles, the criteria for allowing random drug or alcohol testing in the workplace are very limited because these tests are


A tale of two cities: court rules that an employee transferred from Ontario to New York may not sue for wrongful dismissal in Ontario
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 14 2015

An employment relationship between an employee and Four Seasons Hotels Limited ("Four Seasons") began in Toronto, Ontario when the employee became


Overdue accessibility compliance reports
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 9 2015

Chances are you've heard of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ("AODA"). Just what is it? It's proactive legislation in Ontario


When is a suspension not a suspension? When it's a constructive dismissal
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 1 2015

When is a suspension not a suspension? Sounds like the start of a bad joke. However, in a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada explained