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Dismissal Law Round-up: Contracts Under Siege and Other Recent Developments

Dismissal Law Round-up: Contracts Under Siege and Other Recent Developments
June 8, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Beyond COVID-19: A Series on Employment Law Issues in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Webcast 3: Dismissal Law Round-up: Contracts Under Siege and Other Recent Developments

Over the past year, there have been several developments in Canadian employment law, including in how termination and other provisions in employment agreements are being interpreted in the wake of cases such as Waksdale, among others. In addition, Canadian courts are only now assessing the impact of the pandemic on notice periods for dismissed employees.

Join our panel of Blakes Employment & Labour lawyers as we discuss recent case law and legislative developments impacting Canadian businesses, as well as strategies to keep termination costs reasonable.


  • Recent wrongful dismissal case law and evolving interpretations of employment agreements

  • Tips for making changes to existing employment agreement templates

  • An update on how the pandemic has impacted notice awards

  • How a forum for a dismissal claim and other factors can impact termination entitlements

Following the presentation, there will be a 15-minute Q&A session. 

For more information on this webcast series, please click here.



Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Live Webcast:

12 – 1 p.m. (EDT)

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This program contains 1 hour of Substantive content.

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British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 1 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.