Severance

  • Seasonal Worker Series (Part 1): Fixed-Term Contracts

    … Contributor, Geoff Mason. School’s (almost) out for summer, and BC business owners are gearing up to hire students for the season. As such, we thought it timely to offer some tips on seasonal employment to employers and employees both, with a special emphasis on creating sustainable workplace relationships. Over the next few weeks, we…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 12 readers -
  • How to handle age discrimination at work: AdvocateDaily.com

    … Individuals are entitled to protection against discrimination because of their age, but it is important to consult a lawyer quickly if legal action is required, KEL lawyer Richard Johnson writes in Inspired Senior Living. In the article, Johnson says the protection against ageism applies to shopping, obtaining services, renting an apartment…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 8 readers -
  • Gender-Based Dress Codes: Do We Need Another Law?

    … the Workers Compensation Act, the partial rationale for the new law appears to be one of health / safety – as Dr. Weaver pointed out when introducing the Bill earlier this month, high heels can be “extremely uncomfortable and unsafe”.) Interestingly, however, such gender-based discrimination is already prohibited by the British Columbia Human Rights Code…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • Postmedia’s Layoffs: Words to the Wise

    …” and not discriminatory (that is, not based on race, religion, marital status, age or any other prohibited ground under human rights laws), the only rule is that the employee must be given sufficient notice of the termination or money in lieu of notice. (For a full primer on the basics of notice and severance, read my colleague Samantha Stepney’s…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 30 readers -
  • Workations: A Path Towards Sustainable Employment?

    … Erin Brandt, Contributor. Workations as a concept are nothing new. Employees, executives and business owners brought paperwork with them on holiday and maintained remote contact with the office long before we entered the Digital Age. Even the term itself has gone mainstream, as evidenced by its inclusion in the online Urban Dictionary…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 16 readers -
  • Probation: Why Bother?

    … was fired approximately 2 months after starting work, IHA did not provide him with any notice of dismissal or any severance in lieu of notice. Mr. Ly sued for wrongful dismissal. In considering Mr. Ly’s claim against IHA, the Court affirmed the following principles regarding the law on probation: • If an employee is dismissed during his probationary…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • Executive severance agreements, don’t go it alone

    … Current news at our Firm and reports from the front line on breaking news for employees. We update you on current issues in our field and explain how they affect your legal rights in the workplace. Whether it's a new statute a new court decision, an election or tips on how to protect yourself at work, read about it here and learn how…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 8 readers -
  • Successful Wrongful Dismissal

    … Our 50-year old upper management client was dismissed after 25 years of service. The employer argued our client failed to mitigate her damages by not making reasonable efforts to seek alternate employment, and introduced expert testimony to regarding our client’s efforts. The court ruled in our client’s favour, finding that her job search…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 7 readers -
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