After being dismissed for cause, our client sued her former employer for unpaid severance and aggravated damages. At trial, the Court concluded that there had not been just cause for Ms. Cottrill’s firing, and awarded her contractual severance as well as $15,000 in aggravated damages for its misconduct and breach of duty of good faith.
Our client filed a discrimination complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal against his former employer and union. The employer subsequently asserted that the matter fell within federal jurisdiction. Out of an abundance of caution, we did not withdraw our client’s provincial complaint until the Canadian Human Rights Commission accepted jurisdiction of his complaint. The […]
Our client has filed a Human Rights complaint against her employer for discrimination on the basis of her family relationship (i.e. family status) and her marital status. We were recently successful in defending her against the employer’s application to dismiss her complaint. Click here to read the decision in Reid v. National Car & Truck.
After our client was dismissed for “just cause”, he filed a claim with the Employment Standards Branch (ESB) seeking monetary amounts under the Employment Standards Act (the Act). The ESB found in our client’s favour, ruling that the employer did not have cause to fire him and ordering it to pay him the amounts he was entitled to under […]
Our client filed a Human Rights complaint against her employer, alleging that she was fired after disclosing her pregnancy (discrimination on the basis of sex). We were recently successful in defending her against the employer’s application to dismiss her complaint, with the Human Rights Tribunal concluding that our client’s evidence should be considered at a […]
Following our client’s success in her wrongful dismissal trial, we brought a successful court application on her behalf for additional legal costs against her ex-employer. Since our client had made the employer a formal offer to settle early in the proceedings and the court awarded her more at trial than the amount she had previously […]
Our 50-year old upper management client was dismissed after 25 years of service. The employer argued that our client failed to mitigate her damages by not making reasonable efforts to seek alternate employment, and introduced expert testimony regarding our client’s mitigation efforts. The court ruled in our client’s favour, finding that her job search was […]
After approximately 11 years’ employment, our client was dismissed for cause for deleting materials relating to work done by an employee who had recently resigned. The employer alleged that the deletions constituted sabotage of company property, and that our client was dishonest in her responses about the deletions. Our client’s work computer was also accessed […]
Our client, a medical professional, worked at a hospital where he was granted certain rights to practice, known as “privileges”. After a period of time, the hospital unilaterally changed those privileges without our client’s consent. Our client is challenging the hospital’s actions by having us file an appeal with the Hospital Appeal Board. Before considering […]
Our client has filed a Human Rights complaint against her employer for discrimination on the basis of her family relationship (i.e. family status). We were recently successful in defending her against the employer’s application to dismiss her complaint.
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