Month: December 2015

Employment Contract Termination Clause is “Long and Complicated” but not Ambiguous

A recent decision from the B.C. Supreme court is a good reminder to employers that a properly drafted employment agreement can save considerable severance costs in respect of dismissed employees. In Damani v. Stuart Olson Construction Ltd., 2015 BCSC 2322 (CanLII) the court held that an employment agreement which purported to limit an employee’s severance […]  Read more

Band Employee Awarded Severance for Unjust Dismissal

In a recent decision under the Canada Labour Code Part III, an adjudicator held that an employee of the Horse Lake First Nation Band (“the Band”) was constructively dismissed and awarded her more than 10 months wages as damages. Tina Horseman filed a complaint claiming “unjust dismissal” with the federal Labour Branch of HRSDC. Ms. […]  Read more


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