The ‘common employer doctrine’

As a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal shows, an employer can be liable for notice of termination for an employee who doesn’t even work for it
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Is the “common employer doctrine” something that should concern employers? Can an employer be liable for notice of termination when the employee in question doesn’t work for it? In some situations, the answer is yes.

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently addressed this issue in

Jakl v. Russell Tire & Automotive Centre (1990) Inc.