With some exceptions, employees who are dismissed without cause are automatically entitled to a minimum notice period calculated in accordance with Ontario's Employment Standards Act.
Performance improvement plans ("PIPs") can be a legitimate way for employers to help a struggling employee to improve.
Ontario's Employment Standards Act authorizes employers to "temporarily" lay off workers for certain periods of time.
When an employer makes a unilateral and fundamental change to your employment contract, it might give rise to a constructive dismissal.
If you have been terminated, you have an obligation to “mitigate” your damages. What does this mean?
If you have a fixed-term contract, what are you entitled to when you are terminated before the end of the contract?
Employers are required to conduct an investigation into the nature of the allegations and should interview not only the individual making the complaint, but also the employee’s superiors, co-workers and, most importantly, the accused employee.
If you’ve found yourself terminated for cause for something your employer said you did several weeks, or even months, ago that wasn’t brought to your attention until your termination, you may be able to bring a case for wrongful dismissal.