Continuing our seasonal theme of “legal gifts” for employers, a recent decision of the British Columbia Provincial Court provides a glimmer of hope for employers with respect to notice of termination of employment for short service employees.
Sometimes, employers allow employees to arrive at work later than their official start time. Employers can take comfort in the fact that this occasional permissiveness does not mean that employees can demand a later start time.
In Peternel v. Custom Granite & Marble Ltd., 2019 ONSC 5064, the Ontario Divisional Court held that an employer’s flexibility regarding start ...
The Ontario Court of Appeal in Dawe v. The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada, 2019 ONCA 512 (“Dawe”) confirmed that 24 months constitutes “the high end of the appropriate range of reasonable notice” for employee dismissal, and only “exceptional circumstances” will support a notice period in excess of 24 months.
At the time of his dismissal, the ...
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