In Teljeur v Aurora Hotel Group, a wrongful dismissal case, the court awarded the plaintiff-employee seven months’ damages for reasonable notice, and $15,000 in moral damages due to the employer’s bad-faith conduct in the manner of dismissal.
A recent decision of the British Columbia, Canada Civil Resolution Tribunal is especially relevant now that remote work has become common. The Tribunal found the employer had just cause for terminating a remote worker’s employment for time theft.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) recently published new non-statutory guidance to support UK employers and employees when handling reasonable adjustments for mental health at work.
On May 11, 2023, British Columbia, Canada’s Bill 13, Pay Transparency Act, received Royal Assent. Section 2 of the Act, which addresses the employer’s obligations regarding publicly advertised job opportunities, comes into force on November 1, 2023.
The OCA recently found that unless an employee’s employment contract provides otherwise via an express or implied term, an employer’s unilateral lay off of an employee will constitute constructive dismissal, even when the layoff is temporary.