Wrongful Dismissal

When an individual’s employment is terminated without cause and without reasonable notice.

Can my employer fire me due to poor job performance?

One question we hear often is whether an employer can terminate employment solely for performance-related reasons. You may have this question after being placed on…

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Is Common Law Reasonable Notice Equal To One Month Per Year Of Service?

We are frequently asked by employees about how much pay in lieu of notice they are entitled to. While employees’ statutory notice entitlements are clearly…

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The Impact Of A Fixed-Term Contract On Termination Of Employment

A recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision provides welcome guidance on fixed-term employment contracts. Fixed-term employment contracts can be challenging to interpret if they are…

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Employer Bias In Proving Just Cause

When the predominant reason for terminating an employee is a bad faith motive, such as a bias or dislike to a particular employee, termination for…

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24 Month Labourer Severance

While the character of one’s employment and the extent to which an employee has high level or senior managerial responsibilities, is declining in importance in…

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Wrongful Dismissal

What is wrongful dismissal? Wrongful dismissal occurs when an individual’s employment is terminated without cause and without reasonable notice.  Most employees are hired on an…

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