The Importance of Consulting A Lawyer In The Case Of Suspected Harassment

September 19, 2008 by  
Category: Featured, Harassment

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In the case of someone being accused of harassment, which may have resulted in a termination of employment, an employee usually seeks advice only after the investigation has taken place internally or an external third party has been brought in to investigate. By then, the accused realizes that the investigation didn’t go well and they […]

The Cost To Employers If Harassment Is Allowed To Continue In Their Company

September 15, 2008 by  
Category: Harassment

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If harassments are allowed to continue, a company will suffer from employee stress-related illness, low morale, and ultimately low production as well. The other cost is to the company’s reputation in the marketplace. People won’t stay with an employer when they are not happy. Looking at the turnover rate in employment may be a good […]

What Is Involved When An Employee Is Terminated For Cause.

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Terminating employment with cause is a difficult threshold for the employer to meet. Typically, there are two types of cause. One is the case of serious employee misconduct such as theft or fraud or assaulting a co-worker where the conduct is so serious that the employer is entitled to summarily dismiss the employee without notice. […]

The Differences Between An Employee And An Independent Contractor.

November 5, 2007 by  
Category: Employment Law

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According to a 2001 case that was argued in the Supreme Court of Canada, there is no conclusive test which can be universally applied to determine whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor. On the contrary, the courts look at a plethora of different factors when assessing what is the appropriate characterization […]

How to win an employment suit: Strategies for employees and employers

July 13, 2005 by  
Category: General

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How do you win in court? A common adage is that winning or losing a trial is a function, in roughly equal proportions, of the strength of each side’s case, the skill of counsel and the judge you happen to draw. My view is otherwise. In dismissal cases, how much an employee obtains is very […]

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