Nearly every workplace will have to deal with disruptive, difficult, and frustrating employees. Unfortunately, these types of employees can cause a lot of harm—even if they’re not actively causing injuries (though this is also possible).
Open positions are becoming tougher and tougher to fill. Recruiters are looking for options to find more candidates for each role simply to have more options to choose from. Sometimes it’s difficult to even find someone qualified.
By Marc Rodrigue Like any contract, an employment contract can be legally “frustrated” and come to an end. Basically, this may happen when it becomes impossible for one of the parties to perform his or her end of the bargain. For example an employment contract can be frustrated when, because of an illness or injury, […]
By Gulu Punia What’s an employer in Canada to do if an employee loses a required qualification? For example, if drivers lose their licenses? If professional employees lose their accreditation? Is there a requirement to provide notice or pay in lieu of notice of termination? A recent appeal court decision in Ontario suggests that in […]
By Gulu Punia and Kyla Stott-Jess When an employee is absent because of long-term disability, employers naturally wonder how long they must wait before the employment contract has been “frustrated.” If it has, the employment contract can be terminated. According to the recent Ontario decision of Naccarato v. Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., however, the question […]
Managers often hire people who mirror them behaviorally; when they don’t, they tend to get frustrated and criticize the employee because of his or her work style. Performance-based concerns are valid, but if the employee is “getting the job done,” it’s a different matter. Diverse work styles and thought processes, say experts, can offer a […]