Showing posts with label Justice Mark Edwards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Justice Mark Edwards. Show all posts

Saturday 20 July 2019

Employee Has Right to Change Mind about Resignation: ONCA

Can an employee change her mind about resignation, if the impetus for such voluntary resignation ceases to be an issue, and the employee has not yet left employment?

In the third in a series of decisions concerning “working resignation”, English v. Manulife Financial Corporation, 2019 ONCA 612 , the Court of Appeal of Ontario said yes.

Sunday 9 September 2018

Changing One’s Mind about Retirement

May an employee who has resigned her position of employment by way of a notice of retirement later rescind her written notice of retirement? If so, under what conditions may she do so?

Those were the questions answered by the Honourable Justice Mark L. Edwards of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in English v. Manulife Financial Corporation, 2018 ONSC 5135 (CanLII)

Sunday 27 November 2016

Unrelated Employers Do Not Create Continuous Employment

Taking on the employees of another business can create unexpected financial obligations for employers. For example, this blog has previously looked at cases of employers being found responsible for an employee's past year of service when that employer takes over or otherwise acquires a business, see Two Employers Under One Umbrella Both Get Soaked by Judge.

Those cases beg the question: When will an employer not be deemed responsible for ‎an employee's past years of service with another company? While the answer to that question is simple - when the two companies are wholly unrelated to one another - as the case of Paul Amaral v Verona Floors Inc., 2016 ONSC 5763 (CanLII) demonstrates, sometimes knowing when two companies are unrelated is a complicated question.