Tag: fired without cause

Slapping incident not enough to terminate employee for cause

By Karen Sargeant We all know proving cause for termination in Canada is difficult. Poor performance rarely equates to cause. And employees seem to be entitled to warnings in most cases. But surely it is cause if an employee slaps another. Not so, according to one Ontario judge in Shakur v. Mitchell Plastics.


What’s Reasonable Notice for Short Service Employees?

By Derek Knoechel and Lindsey Taylor One of the principle features of Canadian employment law that strikes many U.S. employers as unique is the concept of an employee’s common law right to reasonable notice of termination when an employee is fired without cause. Compliance with the minimum statutory requirements for notice, termination pay, and/or severance […]