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May 7, 2019

Recently, Ontario’s highest court was asked to determine whether a common law tort of harassment exists. In Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), an important decision released in March, the Court of Appeal affirmed that there is no such tort at this time.

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Mitigation Requirement After Termination Further Explained by Ontario’s Highest Court

April 25, 2019

Mitigation often requires the employee to try and attain another job in the period after their dismissal. The Court of Appeal’s decision in Brake v. Read More...

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Big Notice Win for Long Term Employee

April 2, 2019

Many believe that common law notice is calculated based on 1 month for each completed year of service. While some employees are awarded notice that ap Read More...

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Expectation of Privacy in Text Message: Supreme Court of Canada Rules

March 26, 2019

Can Canadians reasonably expect the text messages they send to remain private, even after the messages have reached their destination, and is the stat Read More...