Wrongful Dismissal

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Drug Test Policy Upheld As Reasonable Re Cannabis = Just Cause

In Quong v Lafarge, 2024 ABKB 340, an employer had just cause to terminate an employee for failing a drug test and then refusing to follow drug policy

18 June 2024
Is Holding A Beer Serious Enough Misconduct For Just Cause?

Bulldog Energy v Brown, is an employment standards appeal decision where an employer unsuccessfully claimed just cause to dismiss an employee.

12 June 2024
Expert Evidence Not Required for Mental Distress Damages?

Krmpotic v Thunder Bay Electronics, 2024 ONCA 332, a $50,000 aggravated damages award was upheld despite there being no expert evidence.

21 May 2024
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Cant Have Your Employment Contract Cake and Eat it Too

In Klyn v Pentax Canada Inc., 2024 BCSC 372, an employer breached an employment contract and was not allowed to rely on the termination clause

22 April 2024
ABKB Unreported – No Failure to Mitigate

Calhoon v J. Quartly Trucking Ltd. (2024) (ABKB), is an unreported ABKB decision where a labourer with 6 years’ service was awarded 8 months notice

25 March 2024
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Employment Dismissal: The High Price of Being Not Nice

In Koshman v Controlex Corporation, 2023 ONSC 7045, an employer was nasty in its termination of an employee, and the Court made an example of them

19 December 2023
New Alberta Resignation Wrongful Dismissal Case
New Alberta “Resignation” Wrongful Dismissal Case

In Stonham v Recycling Worx, 2023 ABKB 629, an employee was found to be wrongfully dismissed despite the employer argument that he resigned.

13 November 2023
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Big Alberta Summary Judgment Despite Just Cause Defense

In McDonald v Sproule, 2023 ABKB 587 (Marion) an employee won a large severance using summary judgment instead of a trial process

23 October 2023
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Constructive Dismissal in Alberta: The Ultimate Guide

In the realm of employment law, constructive dismissal is a concept that is both complex and consequential. For employees in…

24 September 2023
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Plotnikoff Re-Affirms Key Employment Law Principles in Alberta

In Plotnikoff v Associated Engineering Alberta, 2023 ABCJ 200 (Higa) the Alberta Court of Justice awarded severance, rejecting two defenses

18 September 2023
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NSCA Case On Reasonable Notice For Seasonal Workers

In Elmsdale Landscaping v Hiltz, 2003 NSCA 56, a sod worker was constructively dismissed and got 12 months severance despite refusing to return to work

21 August 2023
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

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