A recent decision of the Ontario Small Claims Court, Cao v. SBLR LLP, calls into question the practice of dismissing probationary employees without notice. The business practice being that any employee that cannot demonstrate their fitness for the position for which they were hired during a contractual probationary period can be dismissed without any notice of termination, if the dismissal occurs within three months of the employee’s employment.
The law around references given to prospective employers by ex-employers is changing. This paper is an update of what the law is now. (In PDF)
When an employee was constructively dismissed over an innocent (but very unfortunate) administrative error, her employer owed her termination pay, according to the Ontario Labour Relations Board. She sought overtime pay, too, but the board found none owing, despite evidence that she had frequently worked more than her regular hours.