Nineteen Toronto co-workers who won Friday’s $50-million Lotto Max jackpot have learned how quickly an office lottery pool can become a nightmare. The group of winners cannot claim their winnings until the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has finished its investigation after other co-workers stepped forward to say they deserve part of the payout.
In order to be in a position to dismiss an employee for cause, it is critical that the employer have appropriate documentation. However, many managers and supervisors unwittingly place their employers in a weakened legal position by failing to use performance and salary reviews properly.
Employers generally win employment law cases when they can provide the courts with a paper trail of evidence in support of their employment related decisions such as termination, disciplinary actions or inability to accommodate the needs of employees, among other things.