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Mitigation Matters: Former Employee Awarded Full 24-Month Notice Period Despite Imperfect Job Search

In Jimmy How Tein Fat v. PRGX Canada Corp. [PRGX], the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the “Court”) awarded a 24-month notice period equivalent to nearly $1.6 million to...

Short but Not-So-Sweet: Short-Service Employee Granted Notice Period Exceeding 5 Months

While many employers realize the increased liability of dismissing long-service employees, they should also be aware of the risks associated with dismissing short-service employees. In the recent decision of...

Confidentiality in Wrongful Dismissal Cases: Insights From a Recent Ontario Court Decision

In wrongful dismissal cases, an employee’s entitlement to reasonable notice of termination is typically determined on an individual basis. As a result, the termination packages offered to other employees...

New Developments Regarding the TTC ‘Fitness for Duty’ Policy

In an early application of its “Fitness for Duty” policy (the “Policy”), the Toronto Transit Commission (the “TTC”) has suspended a driver who tested positive for a prohibited substance...