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CASES AND TRENDS

Additional duties lead to constructive dismissal

Employer increased employee’s workload; employee fired after refusing to continue with increased role

Employee’s constructive dismissal accusation too hasty

Reduction of responsibilities Vancouver city employee had taken on unofficially weren’t part of regular job duties

Avoiding a long, costly journey

Know all the rules before terminating an expat

No duty to investigate where no discrimination: Tribunal

Fired employee complained – post-dismissal – that supervisor mistreated him because he was gay

Foreign worker program changes impose burden on employers

Changes intended to protect Canadian jobs but will mean more red tape for employers using temporary foreign workers

The kids are all right

Family status clarified by the federal court of appeal

Option to keep working must be clear for dismissed workers

Offer to remain employed as means of mitigation must be clearly made to employee: Ontario Court of Appeal
Neena Gupta, a lawyer with Gowlings in Kitchener, Ont., discusses the impact Canada's aging workforce will have on employers.

Hiring Smart - How to Get the Best Talent and Keep It

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Date: Sep 24, 2014
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Choosing the Right Employment Relationship

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Date: Oct 2, 2014
Time: 12 — 1 pm ET
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Conducting an Effective Workplace Investigation

An investigation can be an effective tool or a significant liability for an employer. Learn best practices on conducting proper investigations
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