Employment lawyers spend a lot of time thinking about age. A worker’s age can have a myriad of implications, ranging from available training opportunities to the impact of different generational norms. Age is also frequently a focus in wrongful dismissal litigation. The seminal decision of Bardal v. Globe & Mail Ltd., 1960 CanLII 294 (ON SC) specifies that a worker’s age is one of the key components that must be assessed when determining dismissal entitlements.
The insurgence of the novel COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing effect on the domestic and global economies has required companies to consider potential remedies should they, or their counterparties, not be able to perform under contracts. One potential remedy is force majeure.
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