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Employment Law

BUSINESS - Employment Law

See also: Employment Law and Human Resources Management

Among the firm's many significant cases in this area are the following:

  • We represented the successful plaintiff in a case that decided the imposition of an unpaid suspension as a form of discipline amounts to the constructive dismissal of an employee, absent an express or implied term in the employment contract permitting discipline in this manner. Carscallen v. FRI Corporation (2005), 42 C.C.E.L. (3d) 196 (Ont. S.C.J.), aff'd (2006), 52 C.C.E.L. (3d) 161 (Ont. C.A.).

  • We represented a long term senior executive in a complex constructive dismissal action in which substantial damages, known as "Wallace Damages", were given to our client for the employer's bad faith. George v. Imagineering Ltd (2001), 14 C.C.E.L. (3d) 102 (Ont. S.C.J.), aff'd (2002), 23 C.C.E.L. (3d) 31 (Ont. C.A.).

  • We represented the employees in a case that determined the limits to an employer's duty to accommodate requests for religious holidays. Ontario (Ministry of Community and Social Services) v. O.P.S.E.U. (2000), 50 O.R. (3d) 560, 191 D.L.R. (4th) 489 (C.A.).

  • We acted for the defendant in having summary judgment denied when it would have thwarted the assessment of damages by a jury. King v. Giffels Holdings Inc. (1999), 46 O.R.(3d) 17 (S.C.J.).

  • We represented the successful respondent where an executive who refused continued employment after the sale of a business still received his Employment Standards entitlements. Ondaatje Securities Corp. v. Carter et al. (1996), 88 O.A.C. 72 (Div. Ct.).