Employment Law Services
We advise employers and employees on matters including planning and negotiation, executive employment contracts, confidentiality and non-competition issues, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and labour and employment injunctions.
This wrongful dismissal trial followed the summary trial decision that the plaintiff could bring a claim for wrongful dismissal. In the result, the plaintiff was awarded the equivalent of 12 months’ notice after less than two years employment. The plaintiff was also awarded $30,000 in aggravated damages.
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In this case, Blair Curtis represented the plaintiff, who was awarded 16 months pay in lieu of notice for wrongful dismissal. The judge rejected the former employer’s arguments seeking deductions on account of contingency for future re-employment, and failure to mitigate. Blair’s client was found to be entitled to the full severance amount.
At trial, Martin won over $100,000 for his client as well as interest and Costs. On appeal, the Trial Judge’s finding on liability was upheld, though varied.