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Wilson v. We Wai Kai Nation / Cape Mudge Indian Band (CLC Ajudication, July 2018)

Our client was a long-term, senior employee of the We Wai Kai First Nation (WWK). When he was dismissed after over 30 years of service, he filed both a Canada Labour Code complaint of unjust dismissal and a Human Rights complaint against WWK. These complaints were heard by an Adjudicator over the course of a […]

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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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Karmel v. Calgary Jewish Academy: When Cause Allegations Become Bad Faith Conduct

Lawyer Erin Brandt (nee Kizell), Contributor. At the risk of repeating ourselves (see previous posts on just cause dismissals here and here), this week’s blog post revisits the topic of just cause and the potential for financial disaster when an employer makes unfounded allegations against an employee. In a recent, high-profile employment law decision from […]

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