Every employee suing for wrongful or constructive dismissal is required to mitigate his or her losses by taking reasonable steps to search for new work. This duty to mitigate is a topic that I have written about on several occasions. You can find links to these articles here and here. A question that I am … Continue reading How Long Can I Wait To Look For A New Job?
Who Is Liable In A Fight Between Athletes?
We are a sports-loving nation. No surprise there. Not only do we love watching sports, many of us are passionate about competing in sports and similar athletic pursuits. Occasionally, however, that passion can get the better of an athlete, causing him to start a fight with another competitor. Think of a hockey enforcer responding to … Continue reading Who Is Liable In A Fight Between Athletes?
Being Dismissed in the Summer Could Mean a Longer Notice Period
Compared to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, there is no mathematical formula to determine the reasonable notice period at common law. For the benefit of those readers who are not employment lawyers, there is an important case called Bardal v. The Globe & Mail Ltd. (1960), 24 D.L.R. (2d) 140 (Ont. H.C.) which explains how a reasonable notice … Continue reading Being Dismissed in the Summer Could Mean a Longer Notice Period
Hryniak v. Mauldin: The Latest Word on Summary Judgment
One of the most useful tools in a litigator's toolkit is the summary judgment motion. For the benefit of non-lawyers reading this, a motion for summary judgment provides an opportunity to bring a case to a conclusion without the need for a trial. This kind of motion involves asking the court for an order granting … Continue reading Hryniak v. Mauldin: The Latest Word on Summary Judgment