Guelph and District: *SOLD OUT* IN-PERSON What's New in Employment Law: Wrongful Dismissal Damages Update

Date and Time

Starts:01/24/2023 11:30 AM

Ends:01/24/2023 2:00 PM

Registration Closes:01/09/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Italian Canadian Club of Guelph 135 Ferguson St Guelph, Ontario


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This event has already SOLD OUT. This is an IN-PERSON event. Please email if you wish to be added to the waitlist.

Online registration is required. A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

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Understanding changes to how the Courts are interpreting a Plaintiff's claim for wrongful dismissal damages, from contractual enforceability issues to claims for compensation above and beyond the base salary, i.e. bonuses, commissions, incentive payments etc...

Update on current case law, understanding the principles behind wrongful dismissal damages, and employment contract enforceability issues.

Learning Objectives:

1. Minimizing litigation risks in claims for wrongful dismissal damages
2. Making changes to your employment agreements in order to bolster enforceability
3. Structuring your termination packages with respect to overall compensation entitlements.


11:30 AM   Welcome and Networking

11:50 AM   Lunch

12:30 PM   Speaker Presentation

2:00 PM   Event Concludes

Registration Closes:  SOLD OUT  

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Speaker bio(s)
Zaheer Lakhani, Lawyer

Zaheer Lakhani is a partner at the boutique law firm Lakhani Campea LLP, which specializes in employment law, workplace investigations and litigation services. Called to the Bar in 1998, Zaheer advises and represents various sized employers as well as individuals  in a variety of areas such as human rights, including disability and accommodation; wrongful dismissal claims; employment standards compliance and litigation, and general strategic HR advice.

Zaheer is frequently sought out to provide third party investigation services for various employers including municipal clients, school boards, and Canadian Universities. In the spring of 2020, his investigation involving the conduct of an elected school board trustee was referenced in various news media including the Ottawa Citizen, CBC, Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail.

Zaheer has also appeared as a guest on CBC Radio and Radio Canada to discuss discrimination and toxic workplaces and he was quoted by the Canadian Safety Reporter in an article related to workplace harassment. Zaheer has delivered presentations on a variety of topics on behalf of various chapters of the Human Resource Professional’s Association (HRPA), the HRPA’s annual conference, as well as the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association (OMHRA) Spring and Fall Conference. Most recently, he delivered a presentation discussing the Impact of Racial Bias and Racism in the Workplace.