Lake v. La Presse (2018) Inc., 2021 ONSC 4459 (“La Presse”), is a recent example of an employer effectively using Rule 49 to its advantage.
damages for wrongful dismissal
Two recent Small Claims Court cases demonstrate the courts' willingness to sanction employers for improper just cause allegations. These cases highlight the fact that employers need to be cautious in asserting just cause.
A recent summary judgment motion before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Amberber v. IBM Canada Limited, serves as an important reminder to employers of the need to draft contractual termination clauses with a high degree of clarity, or risk unanticipated liability in the event of a without cause dismissal.