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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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No entitlement to severance pay required following layoff

The vice-chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board confirmed that an employee was not entitled to severance pay following her layoff. Simply put, none of the severance pay conditions under the Ontario Employment Standards Act were met.

Napping while working is not necessarily cause for termination

The OLRB has found that an employee, despite being caught napping while on duty on several occasions, was entitled to termination pay. (In PDF)

Adjudicator was required to hold a hearing regarding unjust dismissal claim

The Federal Court of Canada granted an application for judicial review and confirmed that the question of whether a dismissal was unjust is indeed an evidentiary matter.


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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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