The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: 2017 CPP contribution rates; the topic of an employee's failure to mitigate their wrongful dismissal damages; and a case regarding an employee's termination for just cause after claims of sexual harassment in the workplace.
duty to mitigate damages
It has always been clear in Ontario law that employers cannot unilaterally alter the most important aspects of the employment contract – compensation, location of work, hours of work – without the employee’s consent or providing adequate advance notice of the change. If it does, it may lead to a claim of constructive dismissal. But what if the change imposed in the contract is not as important as some of these? How can the employee respond to a change in his position that he perceives to be a demotion, even if the title remains the same.