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Managing Difficult Terminations

What is the impact of mental health issues on the duty to mitigate

It has often been said that termination from employment is the capital punishment of employment law. While perhaps too extreme an analogy, there is no doubt that termination is an emotionally draining experience. The courts have grappled with the issue of plaintiffs in a wrongful dismissal claim who argue that the emotional upheaval of their dismissal resulted in an inability to look for replacement work for a period of time.

 

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The dangers of drinking at work- how employers can avoid disaster

Most people would agree that it is not a good idea for an employee to drink or be impaired at work. The potential consequences of this kind of behaviour can be disastrous. This blog post addresses five issues related to drinking in the workplace.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three most viewed articles on HRinfodesk this week deal with the duty to accommodate, the termination of a probationary employee and managing employee illnesses.

 

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Slaw: Employee terminated for theft still entitled to bonus

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that when an employee was terminated for stealing from his employer, he was still entitled to his annual bonus because it was clearly an integral part of his contract, even if he had breached his fiduciary duty.

 

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Managing difficult terminations – Learn the latest

When it comes to employee termination, it is important to follow standardized procedures and to establish this process well before the need to fire an employee presents itself. Unfortunately…

 

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Join us at the 12th Annual Employment Law Conference

Join us at the 12th Annual, Ontario Employment Law Conference, on June 15, 2011 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. This event is hosted by First Reference, with presentations by the lawyers at Stringer Brisbin Humphrey, experts in the areas of employment and labour law.

 

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