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Defamation Defences – Qualified Privilege

Qualified privilege allows an otherwise defamatory publication to escape civil liability, if the person who made the defamatory expression had a duty to communicate, and the person who received it had a corresponding duty to receive the information.  It is based upon the idea that there are some things the public needs to know, and that the importance of expressing such knowledge may outweigh the protection of a particular person’s reputation.

Laid Off Due to Covid-19? You May be Entitled to Severance Pay

By Karen Zvulony, Toronto Employment Lawyer Due to the fallout from the Covid-19/ Corona-virus pandemic, many employers have had to layoff employees, that is they have temporarily reduced employee hours or have had to stop them completely. Can an employer do so and expect an employee to return to work when business resumes to normal?  […]