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Sustainable employment: rethinking workplace discipline (AdvocateDaily.com)

Workplace discipline is often difficult to discuss on both sides of the table, but with a sustainable employment model, it can be less stressful and a turning point in an employment relationship. Richard Johnson explains.

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Sustainable Employment: Crafting Better Employment Contracts (AdvocateDaily.com)

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.

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Paradise Lost – Firing an Employee on Vacation

By Samantha Stepney. Are you considering firing an employee who is on vacation in order to avoid a scene at the office? We recommend that you reconsider this strategy for both legal and other reasons. Aggravated Damages All employers owe their employees a duty of good faith and fair dealing in the manner of termination. […]

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Look to employment contract to assess entitlement after harassment: AdvocateDaily.com

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.

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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

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Aggravated damages awarded to spa worker in wrongful dismissal: AdvocateDaily.com

A skincare therapist has been awarded $15,000 in aggravated damages for the bad-faith conduct of her employer in a wrongful dismissal case, says Kent employment lawyer Richard Johnson, who represented the woman in the lawsuit.

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Negotiate first to avoid unsatisfactory severance, bonus payouts: AdvocateDaily.com

Employees should carefully review and negotiate their agreements before starting a new job to ensure their severance and termination clauses are acceptable.

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A Dismissed Employee’s Right to Notice or Severance: A Review of The Basics

By Samantha Stepney. Many employees who seek our advice following termination are surprised to learn that so long as their employer has not violated any human rights laws, the employee can be fired for any reason. If the reason amounts to “just cause” – which includes things like theft and insubordination – the employee is […]

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The Challenge of Terminating for Cause: Stock v. Oak Bay Marina Ltd.

What’s the difference between a termination with cause and without? Read David Brown’s post and find out.

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Richard Weighs in on Court’s Response to Burger King Firing (AdvocateDaily.com)

Richard Johnson shares his perspective on the recent wrongful dismissal win by the former Burger King employee fired for taking a meal from her employer.

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