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ABKB Gives Guidance on Layoff, Termination, Mitigation and Bias
In Northern Air Charter v Dunbar, 2023 ABKB 171, the Alberta Court of King’s Bench dealt with many employment law issues and dismissed a PC appeal
31 March 2023
Employer Making Up Misconduct Backfires Stupendously
In Chu v China Southern Airlines, 2023 BCSC 21, an employer tried to manufacture just cause for dismissal. The employee received big damages
9 January 2023
ONCA Provides Guidance on Duty to Mitigate In Wrongful Dismissal
In Lake v La Presse, 2022 ONCA 742, the court said it was ok that the employee declined to search for lesser replacement jobs.
14 November 2022
Employee Wins Despite Corporate Shell Game
In Wisser v CEM International, 2022 ABQB 414, an employee was able to hold a related corporation and directors personally liable for severance.
27 June 2022
26 Month Reasonable Notice (Severance) Upheld In Currie Appeal
Currie v Nylene, 2022 ONCA 209 is a new appeal decision where an exceptional 26 month severance award was upheld.
18 April 2022
Another 24 Month Severance Award In Alberta
In Oostlander v Cervus, 2022 ABQB 200, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench awarded 24 months’ severance to a non-management employee.
14 March 2022
COVID Economic Downturn Not Frustration of Employment Contract
Verigen v Ensemble Travel, 2021 BCSC 1934, is a new case where an employer had to pay severance despite decline in business due to COVID
7 March 2022
Employer Not Allowed to Play Dumb on Resignation
In First Choice Collision v Talbot, the Alberta employment standards appeal tribunal rejected an employer’s argument that the employee had resigned.
15 February 2022
Just Cause For Employee With Angry and Rude Outburst
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upheld a just cause termination for an employee who had an angry and rude outburst with his boss.
19 January 2022
3 Months Severance and $10k Damages for 17 Year Old Dishwasher
Bass v Boston Pizza, 2021 ABPC 315 is a new Alberta decision where the employer’s just cause argument failed and the short-term employee did well.
21 December 2021
Gender (Female) A Factor In Big Alberta Severance Award
Cordeau-Chatelain is a new Alberta case where a middle manager was awarded 18 months reasonable notice severance, in part because she is female
10 November 2021
24 Months Severance + Discretionary Bonus Awarded
Schaufert v Calgary Co-Op is a new Alberta case where the court awarded 24 months reasonable notice plus discretionary bonuses as severance.
28 September 2021
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