Frustration, in the employment law context, describes a situation where ongoing employment has been rendered untenable by an unanticipated change in circumstances beyond the parties’ control.
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When will an employee be found to have abandoned their employment? In the recent decision of Hettrick v Triple F Paving, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dealt with this oft-asked question.
I started my legal career in September 2008, which coincided with an unprecedented economic collapse. I received a crash course in recession-related legal advice. I advised clients about everything from quick fixes to Hail Mary attempts to support their workers and save their businesses. But it wasn’t until the last few weeks that I had to dust off my old playbook and again discuss these urgent, drastic measures with my employer clients. Some of these measures include: