It’s difficult but necessary to talk about the end of a working relationship before a new hire has even signed a contract. Richard Johnson explains why.
Should the courts treat mental and physical injuries differently when it comes to assessing damages? Find out in Richard Johnson‘s latest case law update, a review of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Saadati v. Moorehead, here.
Hiring the right employee can be stressful, but Kent Employment lawyer Richard Johnson tells AdvocateDaily.com that a new model is producing better results for both parties.
Severance liability, bad faith damages result of employer’s ambiguous standards (The Lawyer’s Daily)
Richard Johnson lends his insight on the Cottrill v. Utopia Day Spas and Salons Ltd. case relating to aggravated/bad faith damages in Lawyers Daily.
By Richard Johnson. (This article originally appeared in the July 25, 2017 issue of The Lawyer’s Daily.) Sometimes there are clear-cut instances where an employee has committed misconduct that gives an employer just cause to dismiss the employee. However, obvious instances of just cause are rare indeed. The overwhelming majority of dismissals are without cause […]
A recent B.C. Supreme Court decision confirms that employers must be fair and transparent when assessing performance and dismissing employees — and failing to do so can result in severance liability and additional damages, lawyer Richard Johnson writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read the full article here.
By Richard Johnson. In Canada, most non-unionized employees have one primary means of recourse (absent a human rights claim) for challenging a dismissal: litigation through our civil court system. For non-unionized employees working in a federally governed industry such as air transportation or banking or for a First Nation, however, there are two primary options: […]
For those seeking compensation after enduring workplace harassment, their employment contract is often a significant indicator of how much money they could receive in a claim.
For those parents who aren’t aware of their workplace rights, Richard Johnson provides a helpful primer in the May issue of Today’s Parent on how human rights and employment standards law work to protect them on the job.
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