Constructive Dismissal

An employer and employee are not married for life. One of the ways the employment relationship is severed is by constructive dismissal. This may occur when an employer acts unilaterally to change the terms or conditions of employment. Such conduct often amounts to a...

Employment and Non-Competition Clauses

An employer and an employee may enter into a contract of employment when the employee is hired to work in a business. If the business has clients or trade secrets it wishes to protect, the employer may require the employee to sign a non-competition agreement relating...

Labour and Employment Law

There are various new developments in the area of labour and employment law. You may have heard, for example, about the TTC in Toronto attempting to impose drug and alcohol testing. This is a trend among employers with employees in safety-sensitive jobs, such as...

Dismissal from Employment

An employer and employee are not married for life. Often, an employer will bid farewell to an employee for business reasons, such as downsizing, and, in these circumstances, the employee will be dismissed with compensation based on the length of employment. Dismissal...