Employer Faces Harsh Consequences for Falsely Alleging Cause

Just Cause Termination

Employer Faces Harsh Consequences for Falsely Alleging Cause Courts have increasingly demonstrated a willingness to penalize employers for asserting just cause without basis. In Humphrey v. Mene, 2021 ONSC 2539, the Ontario Superior Court went a step further, and found that even though an employer had abandoned its just cause allegations, it could no longer […]

Independent Contractor or Dependent Contractor – The Current State

The distinction between independent contractors and dependent contractors was further clarified in the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Thurston v. Ontario (Children’s Lawyer). In this case, a lawyer performed services for the Defendant under a fixed term contract over a period of 13 years. Each contract that she signed required the Plaintiff to apply […]