Playing With Fire – Constructive Dismissal and Mitigation

In what can only be described as a Pyrrhic victory, a recent Ontario Superior Court summary judgment decision highlights the employment risks present in temporary lay-offs during a business downtown. This decision is a strong reminder that lay-offs are not an automatic contractual right and can trigger a constructive dismissal claim. This decision also confirms that employees must take offers of re-employment seriously when alleging constructive dismissal.

Sign Here, or Your Child will Hate You

Authored for and Published in CICMA March 2019 Newsletter. Your child has been invited to her best friend’s birthday party at Charlie’s Pizza Palace. You drop her off at the party. Before you can leave to enjoy the next two hours of freedom, the clerk at Charlie’s...