Many think Canadian courts award relatively modest damage awards in tort cases, especially when compared to our U.S. neighbours. However, a recent case, Rook v Halcrow, shows that Canadian courts will award significant damages
Continue Reading Canadian court awards significant ‎defamation damages — are online ‎platforms immune?‎

Kevin Wright, Todd Shikaze and Emily Snow recently authored “On the ‘Level’ After Godfrey: Proving Liability in Canadian Price Fixing Class Actions,” for the December 2017 edition of Class Action Defence Quarterly. In
Continue Reading Kevin Wright, Todd Shikaze and Emily Snow author article on proving liability in Canadian price fixing class actions

There has been significant discussion in recent weeks concerning the recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision on random workplace drug testing. Suncor Energy Inc. v Unifor Local 707A, 2017 ABCA 313 saw the appellate
Continue Reading Alberta Court of Appeal decision supports random workplace drug testing in safety-sensitive workplaces

Employment law and human rights law have protections for employees who take time off work because of injuries or sickness. Physical or mental disability is also a protected ground and cannot be a reason or
Continue Reading Employee dismissed while on medical leave did not face discrimination, BC Human Rights Tribunal rules

The recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision Styles v Alberta Investment Management Corporation has highlighted the inherent right of an employer to terminate employment without cause on reasonable notice or payment in lieu thereof. This
Continue Reading Clear contractual language prevails in court decision on incentive payout upon termination

When an employee’s employment is terminated without cause, in the absence of an enforceable termination provision in an employment agreement, the employee will be entitled to reasonable notice of termination of employment at common law.
Continue Reading Employee’s “unilateral life plans” are not relevant to reasonable notice of termination of employment