‘You’re fired’—for watching TV too much

March 27, 2016 - by: Sophie Arseneault 0 COMMENTS

by Sophie Arseneault

Canadian employment law does not recognize “at will” employment. An employer requires “just cause” to terminate someone without severance pay. Can you have a just cause termination for a 26-year employee with a previously clean employment record? read more…

Quebec arbitrator reverses termination of probationary employee—not sufficiently unsatisfactory!

September 13, 2015 - by: Marc Ouellet 0 COMMENTS

by Marc Ouellet

Do employers in Canada have absolute discretion when it comes to probationary employees’ performance evaluations and whether or not to maintain employment after the probationary period? In Union des employées et employées de service, section locale 800 v. Limocar Estrie Inc. (available only in French), where the business in question was unionized, one Quebec arbitrator says they do not. read more…