Recent Developments in Wrongful Dismissal Laws and Some Pointers for Reform

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  • G. England

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https://doi.org/10.29173/alr2263

Abstract

This paper examines recent developments in the law of wrongful dismissal. It demonstrates that the current common law fails to regulate satisfactorily terminations of employment and proposes an alternative statutory scheme. Part considers the "minimum contents" required of fair and just system of employment termination. Part II examines the common law response and its inadequacies. Part III suggests proposals for reform, drawing on the ex periences of statutory "just cause"protections in Nova Scotia and England and in Canadian grievance arbitration. Also, the proposed amendments to the Canada Labour Code in bill C-8,1 which introduces "just cause"protections for workers within Federal jurisdiction are considered.

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