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Good faith expected of employers!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 16 2017

While the concept of good faith is not new to employment law, its limits and implications remain uncertain. In a recent decision, Avalon Ford v Evans


Mixed bag of damages: wrongful dismissal, human rights, mental distress and punitive
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 28 2015

In a recent Ontario decision, an employee successfully sought default judgment for a wrongful dismissal claim. The employee's evidence was


Wrongfuldismissal: social media in the spotlight
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • November 27 2014

We recently reported on a decision that we believe is the first Twitter disciplinary decision in a grievance arbitration in our blog Putting out a


Good news for Nova Scotia employers facing vexatious and frivolous litigation!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 18 2014

It may be that the person who writes such words as appear throughout this record is in need of help - in which case I would hope the appropriate


Up in the air: terminating via Skype
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • March 11 2014

Most labour and employment lawyers and human resources practitioners made a point of seeing the film "Up in the Air" starring George Clooney who, in


Disability and other leaves of absence: employee status at time of termination
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • February 13 2014

You've made the decision, but before you communicate it to the employee you receive a note from a doctor putting the employee off work for medical


Till theft do us part: the retail cashier as fiduciary
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • January 22 2014

Sometimes it's not a wrongful dismissal case that informs employers and employees of their rights. In 581257 Alberta Ltd. v. Balwinder Aujla and


Supreme Court of Canada: pension benefits not deductible from wrongful dismissal award
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 19 2013

As we reported in May in Deductibility of Pension Benefits: Waterman v. IBM going to Supreme Court, the facts of IBM Canada Limited v. Richard


SCC confirms international organization enjoys immunity from senior employee’s wrongful dismissal suit
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 4 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has confirmed that international organizations are immune from wrongful dismissal claims from senior employees in


Supreme Court of Canada confirms that international organization enjoys immunity from wrongful dismissal suit commenced by senior employee
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 4 2013

In a decision that will largely be of interest to international organizations that have been granted some type of immunity in Canada, the Supreme