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Ottawa Employment Lawyers | I was just let go “without cause”, what does this mean?

By Allan Snelling | January 16, 2020

I was just let go “without cause”. What does this mean? Justin A. Villeneuve Lawyer – Litigation Prior to engaging in any litigious action, clients should have a grasp of not only their rights but those of the employer as well. What may not appear fair, maybe either contractually or legally legitimate. The term “without…

Ottawa Employment Lawyers | Forfeiture of Unvested Shares

By Allan Snelling | January 15, 2020

I was fired without cause. What happened to my company shares or stock options? Justin A. Villeneuve Lawyer – Litigation Your job was just terminated “without cause” and as if it’s not bad enough that you just lost your job, you also find out that your shares in the company are no longer yours. Just…

Ottawa Employment Lawyers | Are contracts necessary?

By Allan Snelling | January 1, 2020

Employer’s Resource | Are contracts necessary? Reasonable Notice and Bonus Requirements Justin A. Villeneuve Lawyer – Employment Law I’m always surprised to see how many employers still adopt the “handshake” method when hiring employees. I can understand the temptation to be nostalgic, but these types of employment agreements can leave employers at loss. Especially when…

Ottawa Employment Lawyers | Duty to Accommodate & Frustration

By Allan Snelling | June 6, 2019

Duty to accommodate – Where do employers draw the line? Justin A. Villeneuve Lawyer – Litigation Answer: Employers should do what they can to accommodate their employee’s disability, but there’s a line to be drawn between accommodation and frustration of the employment contract. If the contract is in fact “frustrated”, the employer can end the…

Ottawa Employment Lawyers | Termination and Lawsuits

By Allan Snelling | June 5, 2019

I was fired without cause. My employer has given me an offer. Should I take it? Justin A. Villeneuve Lawyer – Litigation Answer: Employers aren’t handcuffed to their employees. If they act in accordance with their statutory and common law obligations, employers are free to part ways with employees without cause. Typically, the employer is…