Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey Smith is editor of Canadian Employment Law Today where he has worked since 2007. He is also the employment law editor for Canadian HR Reporter and news editor for Canadian Labour Reporter.

He can be reached at: Jeffrey.smith@keymedia.com

Just cause to cut the cable

Series of meetings, reviews and warnings enough of an opportunity for worker to improve before he was fired for cause: adjudicator

Just cause to cut the cable

Psychological health and safety complaint fails in Nova Scotia

Worker's psychological harassment complaint not protected under Nova Scotia OHSA

Psychological health and safety complaint fails in Nova Scotia

CIBC employee unjustly dismissed, but doesn’t get job back

Acrimonious work relationship with manager didn’t warrant dismissal, but termination with compensation was reasonable solution: Federal Court

CIBC employee unjustly dismissed, but doesn’t get job back

Vague definition of ‘payroll’ leads to dispute between Saskatoon, transit union

Uncertainty over calculation of funding for sick bank and health benefits leads to split decision by arbitraton panel in Saskatchewan

Vague definition of ‘payroll’ leads to dispute between Saskatoon, transit union

Quitting a job isn't always as simple as giving 2 weeks' notice

2 weeks – too much or too little?

Quitting a job isn't always as simple as giving 2 weeks' notice

Ontario caseworker reinstated after post-jury duty termination

Failure to keep employer informed of breaks during months-long trial stemmed from stresses of job, health not dishonest intentions: arbitrator

Ontario caseworker reinstated after post-jury duty termination

Homeless shelter worker loses job but gets $170,000 in damages

Firing worker for theft and fraud over false receipts issued to client in crisis for unpaid fees was too harsh: Ontario court

Homeless shelter worker loses job but gets $170,000 in damages

Declining reinstatement offer reduces unjust dismissal damages

B.C. employer's re-employment offer after wrongful dismissal was reasonable way to eliminate damages

Declining reinstatement offer reduces unjust dismissal damages

Ontario trucking company employee’s work refusal stalls

Damaged equipment didn’t operate normally but didn’t pose imminent danger to workers

Ontario trucking company employee’s work refusal stalls

Playing by the rules in the gig economy

Uber goes before Supreme Court to contest decision by Ontario Court of Appeal

Playing by the rules in the gig economy