Toronto Personal Injury Law Blog
Background – An Employer’s Responsibility
An employer’s responsibility is to provide reasonable notice of termination to a long-term employee, if the termination is ‘without cause’.
Termination or firing ‘for cause’ might include such offences or breaches of the employment contract such as theft or dishonesty.
But assuming this there are no human rights code violations or discriminatory practices, generally an employer is entitled to terminate or fire an employee, but the employer will have to provide reasonable notice or pay severance in lieu of notice.… Continue Reading
The recent passing of the Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act will go a long way in ensuring that Ontario roadways are among the safest in the country.
In an attempt to prevent motor vehicle accidents and related injuries and deaths, the act will do the following, plus more:
— Increase penalties for distracting driving. The current range for such a crime is $60 to $500. New laws will call for fines ranging from $300 to $1,000.
— Introduce ideas to best deal with repeat offenders of driving while under the influence of alcohol.… Continue Reading
It is easy to believe that treatment for a traumatic brain injury ends when the patient is cleared by a medical professional and discharged from the hospital. However, a recent study by Canadian researchers, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, shows that this is not true.
The study took into account approximately 30,000 patients discharged from Ontario hospitals after treatment for a traumatic brain injury.
The final result of the study is astonishing: roughly 36 percent of patients were readmitted within three years of initial treatment.… Continue Reading
Automakers realize the importance of manufacturing safe vehicles. With the help of advanced technology, these companies have been able to improve in this area with each passing year.
There is nothing automakers can do to prevent all accidents. There will always be times when a person makes the wrong decision on the road, thus leading to an accident that involves one or more vehicle.
Some companies are implementing warning systems in all new vehicles. These are meant to assist with crash avoidance.… Continue Reading
A spinal cord injury can change a person’s life forever. Not only can this lead to paralysis, but it can have a negative impact on the injured party’s finances.
The good thing is this: medicine and technology have come a long way. This means that anybody who suffers a spinal cord injury is able to get some type of treatment that allows him or her to improve his or her life and have a better outlook for the future.
The downside is the costs associated with a spinal cord injury.… Continue Reading
Our mobile society is out and about on Ontario roads every day, rain or shine—or snow. Most drivers are safety-conscious and yet, motor vehicle accidents still happen. Sometimes, they can be caused by someone’s carelessness, distraction or drunk driving. Other times, road conditions are to blame for the car wreck.
Recent reports explain the potential safety issue local drivers may have faced in the past and might continue to face next winter. The Auditor General reportedly found service levels performed by snow removal contractors have declined.… Continue Reading
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