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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.