Unfair severance deal is non-binding

June 22, 2005 by  
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For 28 years, Edward Cain worked in Ontario and Alberta with Metropolitan Life. When Clarica bought Metropolitan, it offered him continuing employment under an agreement permitting dismissal on 30 days’ notice. He had never been subject to such an onerous term at Metropolitan. Within two years, Clarica grew dissatisfied with Cain’s managerial skills. It provided […]

End of mandatory retirement shreds workplace fabric:

June 15, 2005 by  
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‘Till death do us part.” That optimistic phrase has been dropped from most marriage contracts, even certain ceremonies. But, following last week’s announcement by the Ontario government, the employment contract is now burdened with it. Mandatory retirement at 65 years will soon come to an end, effective one year from the date the legislation receives […]

Employee can be sued for wrongful resignation

June 8, 2005 by  
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Did you know you can be sued for resigning? When Gary Bradley found a new position, he wasted no time in submitting his resignation — a resignation that left his employer, Carleton Electric, without its manager and with unfulfilled contracts. To make matters even worse, Bradley provided little notice. He was prepared to stay a […]

Get proof ‘stressed’ employee isn’t just after paid vacation

June 1, 2005 by  
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Stress is real. But it seldom equates to a paid absence. Too many employees habitually drop off cryptic notes from doctors excusing them from working. I have heard of instances where doctors have provided such notes before even meeting the employee. More often, they see their patients, but perform no objective tests. Even if they […]

Employee left hanging by sale

May 25, 2005 by  
Category: Wrongful Termination

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Brent Fleet was increasingly impatient. EPC, his employer of 16 years, in announcing his division was being sold, had assured him the new buyer would be making him an offer. But no offer had yet arrived. When it finally did, just one week before closing, impatience morphed into fury. Fleet had risen to the position […]

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