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Employment & Labour Seminar: Ending the Employment Relationship

Publish: 04/13/2016

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Join the Employment & Labour Group at the Cassels Brock offices in Toronto for breakfast and a candid, practical discussion on ending employment relationships.

About This Seminar

Managing the termination of an employment relationship comes with many important considerations. Mistakes or oversights during this process can expose employers to a number of legal landmines including wrongful dismissal actions, tort claims, human rights applications and unintended contraventions of employment standards legislation. In this seminar, we will provide practical tips and strategies for ending the employment relationship in a manner that minimizes the potential liability to employers. The topics covered in this seminar will include:

1. Without Cause Terminations - A refresher on key considerations when terminating the employment relationship without cause, including contractual termination provisions, the common law, and statutory requirements.

2. Terminations for Cause - An overview of recent case law considering “just cause” terminations for serious employee misconduct.

3. Post-Employment Obligations of Employees - Strategies for addressing challenging post-employment obligations, including the protection of confidential information and the enforcement of restrictive covenants against former employees.


About the Speakers

  • Kristin Taylor is a partner in the Employment & Labour Group at Cassels Brock. She provides practical and strategic advice to employers on a wide range of employment matters.
  • Laurie Jessome is a partner in the Employment & Labour Group at Cassels Brock. She provides advice to, and advocates on behalf of, employers on all aspects of the employment relationship.
  • Jed Blackburn is an associate in the Employment & Labour Group at Cassels Brock. He advises clients in matters of advocacy and dispute resolution with a particular focus on commercial litigation, higher education, administrative, and employment law.
  • Caitlin Russell is an associate in the Litigation Group at Cassels Brock with a focus on labour and employment law.

Seminar Details

Venue: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP | Scotia Plaza | Toronto
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time:  7:30 am - Registration & Breakfast | 8:00 am - Presentation | 9:30 am - Adjourn


This program is eligible for up to 1.5 substantive CPD hours.