How to Legally Terminate Employees: 12 Important Things You Must Know

Date and Time

Starts:12/10/2019 8:30 AM

Ends:12/10/2019 4:30 PM

Event Type: Seminar

7 CPD Hours Hour(s)

Yorkville Conference Center 150 Bloor St W, 2nd FL Toronto, ON


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Event Sponsor

When it comes time to consider terminating an employee, an experienced human resources professional should have dozens of important considerations dancing around in their head.  In this seminar, we will narrow that list down to the 12 most important considerations, and focus on the intricacies and legal challenges associated with them.

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding how to use employment contracts to your advantage
  • Understanding terminations for cause
  • Appreciating the impact of disabilities, and the concept of accommodation in human rights law
  • Considerations surrounding communication of the decision to terminate
  • How to effectuate a termination while minimizing risk


Who should attend?

Human resources professionals and any other members of management involved in the decision to and the execution of terminations of employees.


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PD Team

Speaker bio(s)
Speaker Jason Jagpal

Jason Jagpal

Former football player, Jason J. Jagpal never takes a play off. He knows that in a legal dispute, preparation, hard work and execution, not luck, makes the difference between winning big or going home on the losing end.

Jason is one of few, if any, employment lawyers who has past experience as a personal injury lawyer. He spent 4 years at one of Toronto’s premier personal injury and litigation law firms where he became a strong advocate of client rights, especially for people who were injured due to the negligence or neglect of others. This background transfers well to workplace legal disputes, especially when one party tries to take advantage of another. For the past several years, Jason has provided advice and representation to employees and employers on all aspects of the workplace relationship, including wrongful dismissals, workplace investigations, human rights violations, workplace safety, harassment and violence concerns, and disputes regarding disability claims. Jason has handled several trials and arbitrations.

Jason attended the University of Toronto for law school. The Faculty is widely considered to be the most prestigious law school in Canada. Prior to law school, Jason graduated from Ryerson University with an Honours distinction as well as an award for the highest academic performance. Of note, he received the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Award, based on both his academic and social contributions to the University.

When he is not devising strategies for his clients, Jason enjoys spending time with his fiancé and his friends. Jason travels, typically to see NFL football games and comedy shows. Jason is a member of the South Asian Bar Association. He is able to provide legal services in Punjabi.

Speaker Stephen Wolpert

Stephen Wolpert, Whitten & Lublin

Steve has significant experience and expertise in employment law.

Steve is a partner at Whitten & Lublin, where he practices in all areas of employment law. He advises employer and employee clients alike regarding employment agreements, confidentiality issues, restrictive covenants, wrongful and constructive dismissals, employment policies, human rights matters, and compliance with legislative standards.

Prior to joining Whitten & Lublin, Steve maintained a broader commercial litigation practice, dealing with a variety of commercial disputes and insolvency matters.

Steve was called to the bar in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.