Toronto: 10.20.20 The Employee Life Cycle – Part 4 – Ending the Employment Relationship to Mitigate Risks
8:00 am - Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:05 am - Issues in Managing the Employment Relationship Presentation
9:55 am - Q & A + Closing Remarks
Ending employment relationships is never easy and is not without risk. It is important to understand these risks at the outset and to prepare a plan to minimize these risks. During this practical session, we will explore factors to consider when making decisions to terminate employees including cause, human rights issues, reprisal, and frustration of contract using concrete examples. We will also discuss the importance of the termination meeting and structuring a package that aligns with your corporation’s values and risk matrix. Termination in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic will also be explored. Attendees will be left with practical tips on all aspects of ending the employment relationship.
During this practical session, we will explore:
- factors to consider when making decisions to terminate employees including cause, human rights issues, reprisal, and frustration of contract
- the importance of the termination meeting and structuring a package that aligns with your corporation’s values and risk matrix
- termination in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
Allyson Fischer is a civil litigator with more than 17 years of trial experience. She is an expert on all types of injunctions ranging from restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of confidence, Mareva injunctions to freeze assets and labour injunctions to restrict picketing. Allyson regularly represents clients in wrongful dismissal actions involving executive-level employees and commercial disputes including partnership and shareholder agreements. Before joining Brauti Thorning, Allyson was a partner at Canada’s largest labour and employment law firm.
Allyson has extensive experience in all areas of employment law. She regularly advises a wide range of employers on all aspects of the employment relationship ranging from drafting employment agreements, managing human rights risks, bullying complaints and reprisals as well as advising employers on termination packages and conducting termination meetings to minimize risks. She has also conducted a variety of workplace investigations. Allyson is a passionate litigator with a track record of success in the courtroom. She was recognized in 2015 by Expert Rising Stars as Leading Lawyers under 40, Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 and 2021 (Labour and Employment) and Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018/2019 (Employment Law).
She has spoken at Osgoode Professional Development Conference on Non-Solicitation clauses and at the HRPA HR Law Conference on Stealing Confidential Information and Clients. Allyson is very involved in the advancement of women having Co-Chaired the Corporate State Summit Conference on Women in Business in Toronto in 2016 and 2017. Allyson obtained her law degree from the University of Western Ontario and her B.A. from McMaster University.