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The Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Reasonable Notice ‘Cap’ of 24 Months’, Absent Exceptional Circumstances
August 23, 2019
In a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Court confirmed that 37 years of service in a senior management role does not constitute “exceptional circumstances” to justify a notice period over 24 months. Michael Dawe (“Dawe”) was employed with the Defendant, The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada (“Equitable Life”) for 37
What Does Your Bonus Plan Say?
October 3, 2016
On August 9, 2016 the Ontario Court of Appeal released two sets of reasons in wrongful dismissal cases dealing with employees’ entitlement to receive bonus payments over a reasonable notice period. In both Lin and Paquette the employees were terminated without cause and had a right to pay in lieu of reasonable notice of their