Video on demand | Original air date: October 23, 2018

Firing an employee is a difficult and emotionally charged event. Done wrong, and you are faced with a costly legal case, reputational damage and adverse effects on employee morale. HR professionals must equip themselves with the knowledge required to navigate the complex legal minefields surrounding dismissals to ensure the can protect their organization.   

Join our legal expert and gain an understanding of the steps to follow to minimize legal fallout from a termination:   

  • When can you fire someone? Understanding what constitutes a just cause for termination  

  • Strategies for implementing and following a best practice termination procedure   

  • When the firing process goes wrong: what are the most common mistakes?  

  • Top tips for avoiding discrimination and unfair dismissal claims  

  • How to draft an enforceable termination clause 

  • Learnings from recent legal cases  

Get the insight required to successfully guide your organization through a legally sound termination procedure. Register today.  

1 HRPA CPD credit hour

About the instructor

  • Natalie MacDonald

    Owner & Founder of MacDonald & Associates Extraordinary Employment Law; Author of 'Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law'

    Natalie MacDonald

    Natalie is the Owner of MacDonald & Associates, a boutique employment law firm in Toronto.

    Natalie has been selected in each of 2016 and 2017 as one of the leading Labour and Employment law practitioners in the World, according to the 6th and 7th editions of the Expert Guides Women in Business Law guide.

    She has repeatedly been named among Canada’s Top Employment Law Practitioners, and was recently nominated as one of Canada’s Top 25 Legal Influencers, in the category of Changemakers. The term “legal influencers” of this highly prestigious nomination encompasses both judges and lawyers.

    Natalie is Author of the text book, and leading authority on, Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law, which has received critical acclaim by courts and members of the bar.

    In 2017, Natalie achieved the highest amounts of extraordinary damages in employment law, in Galea v. Wal-Mart where her client was awarded $500,000 for punitive damages, and $250,000 for moral damages for Wal-Mart’s bad faith manner of dismissal becoming the leading case in extraordinary damages in Canadian employment law. Her previous precedent setting case of Antidormi v. Blue Pumpkin Software Inc. [2004], touted as a leading decision in the area of inducement of employees to organizations, and in which she achieved extraordinary damages, was cited in Galea in support.

Course curriculum

Gain knowledge required to navigate the complex legal minefields surrounding dismissals.


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