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COVID-19 has forced many companies to lay off employees without cause. Canadian employers are grappling with difficult decisions around the appropriate amount of reasonable notice they must provide workers.

During this webinar, employment lawyers from leading Canadian employment & labour law firms will discuss how the current economic environment may impact reasonable notice periods awarded by the courts. Specific attention will be placed on the dramatic shift in job market conditions across industries and geographic locations.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Current national, provincial, and industry-specific labour market conditions
  • Common components of severance packages and where reasonable notice fits
  • How economic conditions can impact reasonable notice
  • Looking back: how reasonable notice periods were affected by past recessions
  • Looking ahead: what we might expect in the coming months

Who should attend:

  • HR professionals / in-house counsel, especially those that handle terminations.

Meet your instructors

Bettina Xue Griffin

Blue J Legal

Bettina Xue Griffin designs and builds machine learning-backed tools in areas of employment law and tax law. At Blue J, she has helped to create a platform that provides clarity of the law to employment and tax law practitioners. Blue J practitioners can use a prediction engine to predict scenario outcomes, and a factorbased decision finder to find relevant decisions incredibly quickly. The platform also has a simplified diagramming feature, and allows for digital statute analysis that streamlines research. Prior to joining Blue J, she worked as a commercial litigator and has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario, Canada.

Samantha Lucifora

Monkhouse Law

In her employment law practice, Samantha Lucifora routinely deals with various workplace issues, including wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissal, human rights violations in the workplace, and disability claims for employees. For Toronto employers, she helps with preventing, planning for, and successfully navigating various workplace issues. Having developed an interest in workplace investigations, Samantha has completed HRPA’s Workplace Investigations Training and Certificate Program.

Jody Sutherland

McLennan Ross

Jody Sutherland focuses on collaborating with her clients to come up with creative, proactive solutions, catered to their specific needs. Her experience representing both employees and employers in employment and human rights matters provides her with an understanding of the different perspectives, typical problems, and arguments for parties facing termination, employment contract disputes and wrongful dismissal claims, and human rights complaints. In addition to representing her clients, Jody regularly provides strategic advice to employers on best practices for accommodation, return to work, drafting of employment contracts and workplace policies, and workplace investigations.

Course Curriculum

    1. Webinar Recording

    2. PowerPoint

    1. Course Survey

About this course

  • 3 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content