It’s not a settlement when the parties can’t agree on what they agreed to

October 05, 2014 0 COMMENTS

By Christina Hall

It is usually good news for employers and employees if they are able to resolve an employment dispute and reach a settlement before engaging in protracted litigation. However, finalizing the details of a settlement can be a tedious process. When the parties rush through the process or fail to properly consider the terms of the settlement, the situation can rapidly unravel. read more…

A deal or not? Lack of release not necessarily trouble for employer

December 30, 2012 0 COMMENTS

By Karen Sargeant

You’ve terminated an employee’s employment without cause and offered a reasonable package. You’ve negotiated a settlement, prepared the settlement documentation, and paid out the severance. You thought you dotted all your i’s and crossed all your t’s, but you forgot one crucial part – the former employee never signed the release you prepared. read more…

Employee who talks about settlement gets less

December 02, 2012 1 COMMENTS

By Brian P. Smeenk

It’s common practice across Canada, when settling a discrimination or wrongful termination claim, to agree that the deal will remain confidential. What can an employer do if employees fail to honor that agreement? What if they blab about the settlement to their coworkers? read more…