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Hamilton Employment Law

Ed Canning has been practicing exclusively in the areas of employment law and human rights for 23 years in the City of Hamilton, representing both employers and employees. For 20 years, he has been writing a bi-weekly column in The Hamilton Spectator on employment law and human rights issues that are of interest to both employers and employees. In this blog, you can have access to approximately 500 articles on various subject matters ranging from Employment Standards Act issues, wrongful dismissal issues to human rights issues.

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Stopping a robbery might cost you your job!

A convenience store employee in Hamilton was recently terminated from his employment as a result of his reaction to being robbed.

Giving explanations on termination

If you are not in a union, the law does not require the employer to provide you any reason at all for the termination of your employment.

Nobody enjoys terminating someone else's employment

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
 
I am thrilled that Bob Smith is a former colleague of mine. You will be lucky if you can get him to work for you. Whatever job you are hiring for, no one would be better for the job than Bob. I would encourage you not to waste any time in making this candidate an offer of employment. I really can’t say enough good things about Bob or recommend him too highly. Bob worked for the company for 10 years and when he left we were very satisfied.
 

Christmas is a time to hold off from terminating

For all but the most heartless of employers, during the two weeks before Christmas the white flag is raised and a moratorium imposed on terminations. Regardless of the circumstances that led to the termination, no boss wants to look in the mirror and see Ebenezer Scrooge looking back.