The Challenge of Terminating for Cause: Stock v. Oak Bay Marina Ltd.

What’s the difference between a termination with cause and without?

While most people, employers and employees alike, generally understand that a “with cause” dismissal flows from employee misconduct, what is less well-known is how difficult it can be to fire someone for “just cause”. In this week’s postDavid Brown blogs about the challenges of claiming “cause” for termination, and highlights the example set out in the recent BC Supreme Court decision in Stock v. Oak Bay Marina Ltd., 2017 BCSC 359.