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Constructive Dismissals

Constructive dismissal is when your employer unilaterally (without your consent) changes fundamental terms of your employment contract. If you are hired for a certain position with certain terms in your agreement, then undesirable changes to your position or employment contract to a less favorable position or if some of the fundamental terms of the contract have been changed, then you may have a case for constructive dismissal. When hired, if you were informed that your job position may be changed...

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‘Just Cause’ Terminations

Just Cause Terminations Not all terminations are without cause. Some terminations are considered 'just cause' terminations. When terminated with cause, your employer does not have to give you notice or payment in lieu thereof. You are simply walked out the door. What is a ‘Just Cause’ Termination? The courts have found that, in certain circumstances, employers have the right to dismiss an employee for just cause, or for ‘good reason’. The legal test to determine if an employee has been terminated for just cause...

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Without Cause Terminations – How they work

Without Cause terminations are never easy. Losing your job is an overwhelming and intimidating experience that most employees go through at least once in their working lifetime. You may ask yourself: what did I do wrong? Why is this happening to me? Sally is a much worse worker than I am. Why is she still here and I’m not? While that may be true, it is almost irrelevant to analyze your termination. Your boss can fire you for absolutely no reason, provided...

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Hiring a Lawyer

Having the opportunity to sit with old and new clients, as well as meeting with business owners, employers, and employees who have been consulting lawyers for the majority of their professional lives, I have received ample chance to ask and understand what clients really look for. What factors do you consider when hiring lawyer? How can you differentiate between a lawyer you would want to retain versus one that you wouldn’t consult for legal advice? I would have thought that...

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Access to Justice

With bencher election results in and the Law Society of Upper Canada getting a facelift, this administration will be under more scrutiny than any previous LSUC board for its action plan on access to justice. The profession is far from settled on having a comprehensive and effective plan to promote access to legal services, and we are likely to hear loud calls for accountability. A growing number of lawyers and access to justice advocates are becoming aware of those socio-legal...

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