temporary layoff in ontario, termination, workplace lawyers

Everything you Need to Know About Temporary Layoff in Ontario

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we received countless questions from employers and employees about temporary layoffs in Ontario. The Ontario government also amended the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) to address some of the new challenges arising from the pandemic. Below are some of the most frequent questions we receive about temporary layoffs in Ontario. What is a Temporary Layoff in Ontario? A temporary layoff in Ontario is where an employer stops the employee’s work (or reduces his/her hours significantly) without ending...

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just cause, wrongful dismissals

Just Cause or Wrongful Dismissal? The Case of Hucsko

When it comes to the dismissals, employers will have the option to dismiss an employee with just cause or without cause. When an employee is dismissed with just cause, the employer does not owe them any termination entitlements such as notice or pay in lieu of notice. Wrongful dismissals happen when a termination is done without proper notice or pay in lieu provided to the employee.  Just cause in Ontario normally stems from serious or repeated misconduct by the employee,...

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Wrongful Dismissals in Ontario – FAQ

Despite what some may think, employees can be dismissed for any reason. Employers can dismiss employees without cause so long as it’s not discriminatory and done in a good-faith manner. However, employers must then provide the employee with their proper termination entitlements. What specifically is owed depends on what type of law governs the employment relationship. Too often, the dismissal of an employee will give rise to a wrongful dismissal claim. As these claims are prevalent, employers and employees...

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