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2021, The Year in Review: Employment Litigation

2021, The Year in Review Webinar Series
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The Unprecedented Times are up and we are officially in The New Normal. The pandemic’s impact on employers still remains, but the courts have nonetheless issued decisions reminding us that the normal business of workplace law is still very much on the docket. To help ensure you don’t lose track of important court decisions, Fasken’s Labour, Employment and Human Rights group invites you to attend our “Year in Review: Employment Litigation” webinar, part of our 2021 Year in Review Webinar Series. During this live webinar, we will review significant employment litigation decisions that deal with the following issues:

The New:

  • Mandatory vaccinations and employment law
  • Dismissals during the pandemic can lead to longer reasonable notice periods
  • The battle between infectious disease leaves and constructive dismissal continues
  • Employment aspects of remote work arrangements

The Normal: 

  • Additional damages can be awarded for “lost opportunity”
  • When a “quit” is really a quit
  • A series of individual acts of misconduct, poor judgement, and dishonesty can justify termination for cause
  • Employment class action certified
  • Bad faith and bad behaviour: courts remind employers that their behaviour before and during dismissal matters
  • The duty to mitigate remains – but every employee is different
  • The impact of Waksdale continues
  • Updates on severance pay and severance packages
  • Equal wages required for student employees


  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT - Presentation and Q&A

Other webinars in the series 

All of the webinars in the "2021, The Year in Review" series are only available in English.

Materials and Webinar Recording: If you are unable to attend the webinar but wish to receive the materials and webinar recording after, please click the "Materials and Webinar Recording" option at bottom of this page.

1.5Hours Available Via Webinar

Note: This programme contains 1.5 hours of Substantive content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario's annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
This programme contains 1.5 hours of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded as part of a series, titled Fasken’s Year in Review Webinar Series – November 2021 and will be available for claiming through the LSBC CPD website as of November 23, 2021.
A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.
For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

Event contact

Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329


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