Numerous changes to the Canada Labour Code (CLC) are coming into effect on February 1, 2024, and it will be very important for human resources professionals to understand how these amendments affect both employers and employees.
In Giacomodonato v. PearTree Securities Inc., 2023 ONSC 5628, Justice Centra issued a costs decision after the Plaintiff was awarded $718,103. The Judge was quite upset that the Defendant brought a bogus counterclaim which they abandoned on day 3 of the trial.
When parties to a workplace dispute agree on a settlement, one typical term required by employers relates to confidentiality. Such clauses mandate that the employee refrain from telling third parties details of the deal that has been reached (with normal exceptions made for immediate family and professional advisers).