Pandemic and Temporary Layoffs: Risks for Employers

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought several issues to the forefront for employers and employees, one of which has been temporary layoffs and whether employers are legally permitted to do so in the absence of a contractual provision. The following paper by Kristal Low and Eve Magnussen considers the role of contractual provisions and tactics that employers can employ to avoid a future finding of constructive dismissal.

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Kristal M. Low

Kristal practices in the area of insurance litigation, with a focus on professional negligence actions and employment law. Her practice includes the defence of complex personal injury claims, medical malpractice, school liability claims, human rights claims, wrongful dismissal claims, products liability claims and directors and officers liability claims.