$1.27 Million Damages Award a Reminder to Employers of Perils Associated with Fixed Term Contracts

In McGuinty v. 1845035 Ontario Inc. (McGuinty Funeral Home), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded a plaintiff over $1.27 million in damages for constructive dismissal after only one year had elapsed of a 10 year consulting services agreement (Agreement). In the absence of a cancellation provision, the defendant was obligated to pay the Agreement…

Wrongful & Unjust Dismissals

Understanding and navigating issues that arise upon the termination of an employment relationship is no simple matter – particularly with ongoing changes in employment standards legislation, complex human rights issues and advances in technology.