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Wrongful dismissal update: Recent case is a cause for concern

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It is increasingly difficult for employment lawyers to assess an employer’s potential legal liability in connection with an employee termination.

 

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Slate not wiped clean by release in context of share sale

Can an employee extinguish his statutory right to severance pay by way of a full and final release signed in the context of a share sale?

 

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Good faith: Vital at all contractual stages

In Meloche c. Structures Lamerain inc., the Court of Appeal recently upheld the Superior Court’s decision to award moral damages, in addition to an award for pay in lieu of notice of termination of employment, to two employees who were dismissed in an abusive manner.

 

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Employer’s unreasonable increase in duties and poor response to employee concerns constitutes constructive dismissal

Often constructive dismissal cases involving a change in duties arise from an employer’s unilateral reduction in an employee’s duties. However, Damaso v PSI Peripheral Solutions Inc, is just the opposite. An employee alleged that an employer’s unilateral increase in his duties resulted in his constructive dismissal.

 

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