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Beware of terminating long-term employees without proper notice

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice decided that an employer terminated a 65-year-old long-term employee without the proper amount of notice or severance. As a result, the employer had to pay hefty damages, interest and costs awards.

Entitlement to paid sick leave and termination pay denied

The Ontario Labour Relations Board confirmed that an employee was not entitled to any wages for a number of sick days she was absent from work. In addition, she was not entitled to notice of termination as it was determined she engaged in wilful misconduct.

How not to fire an employee

The recent decision in Drake v. Blach in the Ontario Superior Court provides a good example of how not to go about firing an employee. (In PDF)

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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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