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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

The cost of discrimination and harassment: $65,000.00; the cost of a failure to investigate: $6000.00; legal lessons learned … Priceless.

In the recent case of Islam v. Big Inc., 2013 HRTO 2009 (CanLII), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ruled that a Toronto restaurant, Le Papillion on the Park (the employer), created a poisoned work environment by: a)  forcing three Muslim restaurant workers to eat pork despite knowing that it was against their religious beliefs

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Clear drafting: Essential to the enforceability of termination clauses

When terminating an employee without just cause, an employer is required to provide the employee with reasonable notice of the termination or reasonable payment in lieu of such notice at common law.  The length of notice can be significantly less than the common law would require provided that the parties enter into an employment agreement

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The unintended consequence of an enforceable non-competition agreement … A Longer reasonable notice period

Employers often wish to restrict the competitive activities of an employee who is no longer in their service. However, the Ontario Superior Court case of Dimmer v. MMV Financial Inc. (2012 ONSC 7257) informs employers that where they seek to restrict an employee from engaging in competitive activity post-termination, the reasonable notice period awarded may be

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