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Breakfast Seminar Series – Update on Discipline and Discharge: Build Your Just Cause Out of Bricks, Not Straw

30 April, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

As the late Justice Echlin of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice once said, a single act of misconduct by an employee may not be enough to amount to just cause for discipline or termination; rather, the employer needs enough “bricks to constitute a just cause wall”. In an ever-changing legal landscape, how can you make sure your just cause wall is strong enough to withstand judicial or arbitral scrutiny?

Please join Kecia Podetz and Kyle Shimon for a practical discussion of when and how employers can discipline or terminate employees for just cause – and what can happen when an employer doesn’t have just cause after all. Attendees will benefit from the presenters’ experience advising employers in a variety of sectors and jurisdictions, and will receive practical tips regarding the discipline process.

Topics to be addressed include the following:

  • Just cause principles and practices
  • What happens when the employer gets it wrong?
  • Performance management: when to use it?
  • Progressive discipline: what does it mean and why bother?
  • When can an employer terminate an employee for a single act of misconduct?

You can attend this Breakfast Seminar in person or via videoconference.


1 CPD Hour for HRPA Members

Contact us for more information regarding your HRPA Continuing Professional Development requirement.

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30 April, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am


Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Road, Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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