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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)

Charity runs afoul of Canada Revenue Agency
Deciding to retain a contractor rather than an employee can be the right decision depending on the needs of a business. But there are risks. If a court determines that the relationship is in fact an employment relationship, the employer can be liable. (In PDF)

Failure to disclose workplace affair results in termination for cause
In the recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice case of Reichard v. Kuntz Electroplating Inc., the Court held that an employer was justified in its decision to terminate an employee for cause after almost 24 years of service due to the nondisclosure of a workplace affair that violated company policy and resulted in a loss of trust in the employee. (In PDF)

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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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