Labour Notes® Newsletter Features Article by Siobhan O’Brien on Suspending Employees With and Without Pay
The September 17, 2018 issue of Labour Notes® newsletter features an article authored by Hicks Morley lawyer Siobhan O’Brien.
In the article “Court of Appeal Outlines Key Principles On Suspending Employees With and Without Pay,” Siobhan discusses how the Ontario Court of Appeal provided valuable guidance regarding constructive dismissal, investigative suspensions of employees without pay and proper damages assessments.
The decision of Filice v. Complex Services, provided valuable guidance for employers seeking to navigate investigative suspensions, particularly suspensions without pay. It reinforces the principle that there may be situations where an employer would be entitled to suspend an employee, and for that suspension to be without pay. The decision also provides good support for suspending an employee without pay in a highly regulated environment.