Childcare centre Employment A 70-year old woman was hired as a University-Qualified Early Childhood Teacher. She had a contract from March 2014 until January 2019. She was re-hired for the same position on April 2019 until December 2019 when she resigned. The employer was a childcare … [Read more...] about Pre-school teacher’s resignation upheld as constructive dismissal & wins her old job back after going for unfair dismissal
Farm Manager Forced to Resign Wins Unfair Dismissal Claim
Case background A manager had been employed for two years at a horse farm. She began as a Team rider but was quickly promoted to the position of Farm Manager with a gross annual salary of $50,000. On January 31, 2020, the Farm Manager received an email requesting her to sign a new contract. … [Read more...] about Farm Manager Forced to Resign Wins Unfair Dismissal Claim
It’s my wife or your job: Failing to please the boss’s wife is not a valid ground for dismissal
A 59-year old national sales and marketing manager had been working for one of the businesses of a family-owned group of businesses since 1991. He worked closely with the two sons of the owner of the businesses who had taken over the business and had a productive working relationship with the … [Read more...] about It’s my wife or your job: Failing to please the boss’s wife is not a valid ground for dismissal
Stand down during COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus or COVID-19, has changed the way in which most of us do work, including working from home and/or implementing social distancing practices within the workplace. The way in which services are delivered have also changed, whether it be an increased demand in online shopping or changing from … [Read more...] about Stand down during COVID-19 Pandemic
How to deal with your employees if COVID-19 has reduced your income
How to deal with your employees if COVID-19 has reduced your income If your business has been impacted by COVID-19, there are some steps that may assist you to manage your cash flow and keep your business viable moving forward. Does your business qualify for … [Read more...] about How to deal with your employees if COVID-19 has reduced your income
What Qualifies as a Constructive Dismissal Claim?
A constructive dismissal is usually an involuntary resignation by the employee because the employer has made unbearable the employee’s working conditions, working environment, or terms and conditions of the employment. A constructive dismissal is a forced resignation. The employee resigned … [Read more...] about What Qualifies as a Constructive Dismissal Claim?