In Ontario, employees can be dismissed in one of two ways: without cause or with cause. The threshold for establishing just cause for dismissal is high, particularly when it is performance-based.
Miscommunications between HR and Payroll, and documentation shortcuts resulted in a $115,000.00 overpayment of separation payments. (See Kearns v. Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (“Kearns”)).
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has recently invited stakeholders and the public to provide feedback regarding strategic priorities that it should focus on in order to respond to issues that Ontarians care most about in respect of access to information and privacy.