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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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Employee probationary period: Court looks to “suitability test” to establish if employer acted in good faith

In the matter of  Nagribianko v. Select Wine Merchants Ltd., the appeals court had to determine if the employer had properly and in good faith applied the “suitability test” when it terminated the probationary employee.

No constructive dismissal found after demotion claim

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice concluded, in the matter of Bolibruck v Niagara Health System, that there was no constructive dismissal after the employee resigned from her position, claiming she was demoted after 30 years of service.

Can employers terminate disobedient employees for cause?

A recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court case (Cotter v. Point Grey Golf and Country Club) confirms that an employer may have cause to terminate an employee whose repeated actions are willfully disobedient and “seriously incompatible with the employee’s duties”. (In PDF)


Cristina Lavecchia

Cristina is an editor and researcher at First Reference. She is a licensed paralegal and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science major at York University. During Cristina's paralegal and undergraduate studies she studied employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance. Read more

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