On-Demand Webcast: The law of constructive dismissal

Date and Time

Starts:08/08/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:08/08/2056 8:00 AM

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Many of us assume that if an employee quits their job, they are not entitled to any termination or severance pay. But this is not necessarily true. 

Employers may be on the hook for a multitude of damages if an employee quits their job in response to certain triggering events. This seminar will cover those factors, as well as the general law of constructive dismissal.

In this one-hour webinar, you will learn how to identify and mitigate any potential factors that may lead to a constructive dismissal claim.


Learning objectives:

  1. Overview of general law of constructive dismissal
  2. Cover the various types of constructive dismissal
  3. Breach of contract – what changes to the contract are acceptable
  4. Untenable work environment – when does a work environment become toxic or intolerable
  5. Human rights considerations
  6. Occupational health and safety concerns, and failure to investigate
  7. Possible damages
  8. Risk mitigation and best practice tips


Who should attend?

Anyone in HR or management with a dynamic workforce. 

Speaker bio(s)
Marc Kitay

Employment & Labour lawyer Marc Kitay is always looking for the next big challenge. Having traversed the mountains of New Zealand, deserts of Israel and the jungles of Peru, Marc is familiar with the “drive” it takes to get the job done right, a quality that he brings to the table when representing his clients.

Marc joined Whitten & Lublin in 2015 and regularly represents employees on all types of workplace disputes, including dismissal claims and human rights claims, with an emphasis on litigation. A firm believer that work is tantamount to a person’s sense of self-worth and integrity, Marc is particularly adept at handling claims of religious accommodation and disability in the workplace.

Marc also advises employers on best practices to ensure compliance with employment standards and human rights legislation, and prepares employment contracts designed to survive judicial scrutiny.

Before joining Whitten & Lublin, Marc built and ran his own successful law practice, working with clientele who valued his hard work, empathy and personal touch. Marc enjoys public speaking and frequently conducts seminars, webinars and lectures on critical issues and employment law including employment standards, human rights, employment contracts and risk mitigation strategies.

Marc earned his juris doctor at the University of Western Ontario, where he served as President of the Labour and Employment Law Society, volunteered as a caseworker at the school’s Community Legal Services clinic, and worked as a research assistant for a law professor.