Resignations: Will I stay or will I go?

When it comes to resignations, the facts matter and the decision of Nagpal v. IBM  certainly proves it. In another notable case on resignations in Ontario, Schabas J. had to determine whether an employee’s failure to return to the workplace after his disability...

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.