In Lawton v Syndicated Services, the court interpreted an employment contract in favor of an employer, it seems in part because it was a small company.
Cordeau-Chatelain is a new Alberta case where a middle manager was awarded 18 months reasonable notice severance, in part because she is female
Schaufert v Calgary Co-Op is a new Alberta case where the court awarded 24 months reasonable notice plus discretionary bonuses as severance.
The employer declared a bonus early in the year. They paid half but said the rest was discretionary and they did not have to pay it. The court disagreed.
A compensation cut was constructive dismissal, and the timing was the date of the cut.
Matthews v Ocean Nutrition, 2020 SCC 26 is a Supreme Court of Canada decision that came out at the end…
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