In the last 30 years, even permanent employment has become impermanent because the employment relationship has become a revolving door. As a result, a number of industries, especially information technology, have adopted a more flexible approach to employment. People are hired on contract, on... Read More
I have been recently asked if your employment can be terminated for cause, without notice or severance, because of your off the job behaviour. If you are clearly representing your employer at an employment event or you are participating on behalf of your employer, misconduct on your part at... Read More
Yes. As long as your employer lives up to its legal obligations to you to provide notice and severance, no reason need to be given for the termination of your employment without cause. If you are fired for justifiable cause, that is fraud, serious workplace misconduct or incompetence after warnings... Read More
Question: Is it worth putting a non-compete provision into an employment contract? Grosman: It is not, because in most cases it is unenforceable. It is contrary to public policy to restrict a former employee from doing what he or she does best. This is particularly the case if the agreement... Read More
Brian A. Grosman, Q.C., has spent the last 30 years advising corporate employers and executive employees on their obligations and rights. His book Fire Power (Penguin) is a best seller and he has written a number of other books, including The Executive Firing Line and Pink Slip Chronicles. Brian is a former Professor of Law at McGill University, and The University of Saskatchewan, where he chaired the Law Reform Commission of that province. Brian has been selected by his peers to be included in the National Post’s “Best Lawyers In Canada” for the last six years. He and his wife Tobi live in Stirling, Ontario, with their two Labrador Retrievers.
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