Our 49-year old client was dismissed after nearly 20 years of service. Following his dismissal and an unsuccessful search for new employment, he retrained and began a new career. We brought an application for summary trial in BC Supreme Court on his behalf, seeking damages against his former employer for wrongful dismissal. The defendant employer […]
We represented a small business in its appeal of a ruling by the Canada Revenue Agency that the business’ workers were properly classified as employees, as opposed to self-employed independent contractors. The effect of this initial ruling was that our client was ordered to make certain EI, CPP and other payments. After reviewing our submissions, […]
Our client, a maintenance engineer, was dismissed after 15 years on the job. We first represented him at a hearing under the Canada Labour Code, where we asked an Adjudicator to determine his severance entitlements on dismissal. Key to this determination was whether our client had been an employee or independent contractor. We were successful […]
Our client brought an Employment Standards complaint against his former employer for unpaid wages and severance pay. The employer argued that our client was not entitled to protection under the Employment Standards Act on the basis that he was an independent contractor rather than an employee. The Employment Standards Branch disagreed, finding that our client […]
Our client was constructively dismissed from her employment as a server due to her pregnancy. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal awarded her lost wages plus damages for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect.
Our 66 year old client sued the City of Terrace for damages arising from what he claimed was his forced resignation as the City’s chief administrative officer. The City argued that Mr. Ramsay resigned voluntarily and that he was entitled to two weeks’ pay in lieu of notice in accordance with his resignation agreement, and […]
Our client brought a Human Rights complaint against his employer for discrimination on the basis of his disability. The parties agreed to settle the matter shortly before the hearing date, however, the employer refused to complete the settlement for several months. Our client applied to the Human Rights Tribunal for confirmation of the settlement. The […]
We successfully defended our employer client against a former employee’s claim that her dismissal amounted to discrimination on the basis of sex (pregnancy) under the BC Human Rights Code.
Our employee client brought a successful claim in BC Supreme Court against his former employer for wrongful dismissal and was awarded $20,000 in damages. After the court gave its ruling, the employer contested our client’s claim for costs, arguing that the damages award fell within the jurisdiction of the Provincial Court and was also less […]
Our employer client acquired a lumber mill where the plaintiff had worked for nearly 36 years. In 2011, our client laid off the plaintiff. When the plaintiff was recalled to work approximately six weeks later, he refused to return, alleged termination and sued our client for wrongful dismissal. At trial, the plaintiff asked for an […]