Standing up to a bully

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Courts have long said that there is a power imbalance in the employee-employer relationship.  Unfortunately, some employers try to take advantage of this as happened in a recent case we…

Appearing in the Court of Appeal

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  It had been a long time, but I recently appeared in the Court of Appeal for Ontario. The appeal was from a 23 day trial on a hard fought,…

A pipeline, some rabbit traps, and a 300-year-old treaty

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Back in March I had the great pleasure of acting for Todd and Wayne with co-counsel  Aaron Detlor on this injunction motion. Unfortunately we lost. The Toronto Star wrote an…

Termination for Just Cause

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Contrary to the belief of most employers (and many employment lawyers) there is no provision in the Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41 (the “Employment Standards Act”) which…

Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Clauses

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A question often asked to employment lawyers is whether or not an employer can restrict a departing employee from soliciting clients that the employee brought into the employment relationship. This…