Calculating Severance: What Do the Courts Say?

By David Brown.

While the creation and destruction of jobs is essential to our economy and workplaces, people affected by job loss are nonetheless dealing with a particular form of personal tragedy. After all, a job is not only a source of income; ideally, it contributes to our overall well-being and is an important part of our identity.

What are the factors that the courts consider when deciding how much severance a dismissed employee deserves? In his latest blog post (found here), David Brown reviews several recent BC case decisions and offers readers some insight into how BC’s courts are approaching wrongful dismissal claims.



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