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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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Be careful how you treat long-term employees during a termination

A long-service employee was entitled to receive termination notice sufficient to bridge him to the full unreduced pension he was about to receive if not for the termination, according to a 2014 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

A spouse is a spouse is a spouse

A recent arbitration decision from Ontario has again placed the spotlight on the definition of “spouse” with the denial of a paid bereavement leave. (In PDF)

Employer’s actions showed intention to void employment contract: constructive dismissal

When Vitran Express Canada created a new position with less responsibility for Dunstan Morgan, after nearly 25 years as a dock supervisor, Morgan believed he was being demoted, and complained of constructive dismissal.


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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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