Conference / Seminar

Revisiting Unjust Dismissals in Light of the Wilson Decision

Event Details

September 7, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Hicks Morley Toronto Office
77 King St. W., 39th Floor
Toronto, ON

What now? That is the question many federal employers are asking themselves following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. In that decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the “unjust dismissal” provisions of the Canada Labour Code prohibit without cause dismissals of non-unionized employees.

At this Advantage CPD session, we will help answer that question by taking you through the decision and the implications of the decision, followed by a structured Q & A panel. Some of the implications we will discuss include:

  • What, if anything, has changed for federal employers?
  • What do terminations for cause now look like?
  • Do terminations without cause still exist?
  • How can you proactively manage the risks associated with terminations after Wilson?

By the end of the seminar, it is our hope that attendees will have sufficient guidance on what Wilson means to them from a practical perspective, and how they should approach terminations on a going-forward basis.

Our presenters will invite questions and remain behind for any informal discussions you may wish to have.

This program is eligible for 1.5 Substantive CPD hours.