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7 Questions to Ask Your Employer If You’ve Been Laid Off Or Fired

Being laid off or fired from your job can be a jarring and very stressful experience. The law in Canada has recognized that employment is central to an individual’s identity and sense of purpose and on this basis offers various protections to employees. The following is a list of questions you should ask your employer, …

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9 Reasons You Need a Severance Package Review From An Employment Lawyer

Unfortunately, many employees do not have their severance package reviewed by an employment lawyer upon being laid off or fired. Only an employment lawyer will be able to assess your severance package based on your of your rights and entitlements. 1. If your severance package seems low, it probably is. Employers often get legal advice …

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What Is Constructive Dismissal and How Can An Employment Lawyer Help You?

A constructive dismissal in Ontario occurs when an employee is forced to resign as a result of a unilateral change by the employer to a fundamental term of the employment contract. Examples include a significant cutting of an employee’s hours or wage, and creating a toxic or hostile work environment. In other words, if the …

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6 Things An Employment Lawyer Can Do For You If You Have Been Laid Off Or Fired

Seeing an employment lawyer is one of the important ways to move forward after you have been laid off or fired. Employers do not always follow the rules when it comes to terminating employees, and there is a good chance that you may be entitled to much more than what your employer is offering you. …

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Workplace Privacy in Ontario

It is common practice for employers to require some personal information from employees in order to employ them, for instance: phone numbers, home address, Social Insurance Number, bank account information, emergency contact info etc. Most people do not think twice before giving away this information but your employer may also have the ability to access …

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Peace of Mind Contracts: Special Considerations for Wrongful Denial of Long-Term Disability Benefits

Insurance contracts are marketed and purchased for the security they offer the policyholder in the event of a loss. Specifically, with long-term disability policies, the policies are paid for in order to receive income replacement benefits upon being disabled and unable to work. An employee being denied disability benefits when unable to work can be …

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Workplace Accommodations and Mental Health in Ontario

As we slowly attempt to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health it is important for employers and employees to understand some of the challenges regarding identifying and accommodating mental health disabilities. Just like a physical condition, mental conditions can severely impact an employee’s work life. Ontario Human Rights Code Mental health is a protected ground …

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Short Service Employees & Inducement – Toronto Employment Lawyer

In employment law, inducement deals with how an employee started their relationship with their employer. If it can be shown that it was the employer that initiated the relationship and essentially enticed the employee away from their former secure employment at a different employer, then the length of service of that former employer can to …

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Top 5 Benefits of the Small Claims Court Process – Toronto Employment Lawyer

The Small Claims Court (SCSM)  as an option to pursue a civil claim can be highly advantageous and practical for a number of reasons. The SCSM process has the potential of being an expeditious way to settle your matter or obtain a judgment in a cost-effective, time-efficient manner with Monkhouse Law. We have set out …

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