Reasonable notice: beyond the job label

Ontario court awards short notice period to older, short-service employee based on the nature of the job, not the job title

Reasonable notice: beyond the job label

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has affirmed, in a recent wrongful dismissal decision, that courts will look beyond a dismissed employee’s title when assessing the character of their employment to determine their common law reasonable notice entitlements. George v. Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. also affirms that courts will not always provide inflated common law reasonable notice entitlements to short-service employees and older employees.

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