What is “Constructive Dismissal”?

What is constructive dismissal

The law has described constructive dismissal as being a case where an employer unilaterally makes a fundamental or substantial change to an employee’s contract of employment.  When this occurs, the employer is committing a breach of the contract that results in its termination and entitles the employee to consider himself or herself constructively dismissed.   Once … Read moreWhat is “Constructive Dismissal”?

What does being fired for “Cause” mean?

I was fired for just cause

At common law, the general wrongful dismissal principle is that an employee is entitled to reasonable notice of termination of his or her contract with the employer, or payment in lieu of notice.  The exception to the rule occurs when “just cause” exists;  the employer is then entitled to dismiss the employee summarily, without any … Read moreWhat does being fired for “Cause” mean?

Have You Been Terminated?

Wrongful Termination

  When Arnold Schwarznegger took over Donald Trump’s role on ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’, albeit short-lived, he replaced the Donald’s favourite phrase – “You’re fired” – with “You are terminated”.  Although this was an obviously appropriate catchphrase for Arnold to assume, it also happens to be legally correct.  The likelihood of a boss telling you that … Read moreHave You Been Terminated?

Is Getting Laid Off Like Being Fired?

Laid off vs fired

No. But most people use the terms interchangeably, without knowing the difference, and that includes employers. In fact, to allegedly soften the blow, some employers even tell their employees that they are being laid off, perhaps thinking that this phrase is less harsh than hearing, as Trump used to say: “you’re fired”. Under Ontario law, … Read moreIs Getting Laid Off Like Being Fired?

What Is An Employment Lawyer?

Employment lawyers fall into two broad categories: those who represent employers, and those who represent employees. If employees in the workplace are members of a union, the lawyers involved on either side practice in the related, but distinct, area of labour law. The rights and obligations of employees and employers in that context will be … Read moreWhat Is An Employment Lawyer?