Employment is a vital part of our life. We deal with it at least 5 of 7 days per week and at least 8 hours a day. Sometime it all consumes us. Employment allows us to support ourself and our family and often defines who we are and provides us with self worth. 

While many employment relationships continue for months and years without incident, this relationship can sour or change in an instant. When changes, either big or small, are sprung on us without notice, or consent, it can be quite upsetting. Changes to remuneration, titles and duties are often not received well by employees. 

Significant changes made by an employer, without your input or consent, may amount to a Constructive Dismissal. A Constructive Dismissal is a unilateral change to fundamental terms of your employment agreement. Such changes may allow the employee to resign and commence an action for Wrongful Dismissal. 

Constructive Dismissal law is probably the most complex area of employment law. Changes imposed by an employer, while distasteful and not well received may or may not provide that employee with any remedy. 

We regularly provide advice to employees regarding Constructive Dismissal and employer changes to:

  • Status
  • Duties
  • Remuneration
  • Responsibilities
  • Reporting
  • Fringe benefits
  • Hours of work
  • Work location
  • Training

We also provide advice on all other current workplace and employment issues including:

  • Harassment
  • Non-competition agreements and restrictions to new employment offers
  • Fiduciary
  • Investigation and duties to co-operate
  • Abusive or inappropriate supervisors
  • Attempts to force employee to sign new agreements
  • Offers of new employment and consequences to current employment

Lastly, we provide our client’s with advise on the consequences of resignation and ongoing post-employment obligations.


If you need help with:

  • Severance
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Abuse
  • Sued by your Employer
  • Workplace Advice
  • Employment Agreements
  • Bonus entitlement
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Termination for Cause
  • Harassment
  • Professional Standards (representation with your College)
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation
  • Stock Options and P.S.U.
  • Education/training payback agreements
  • CPP, Employment Insurance, Employment Standards
  • Termination
  • Disability Insurance
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Agreement
  • Fiduciary Obligations
  • Partnership Litigation
  • Theft and Fraud investigations and Charges

And you require knowledgeable, practical, and experienced advice.