BC Court of Appeal Overturns Verdict which Enforced Oral Contract for Severance Package

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has overturned a British Columbia Supreme Court decision that awarded a former employee damages for breach of an employment contract when his employer refused to honor a severance package the Plaintiff said was orally agreed upon. What Happened?  When the employee moved from a union to a supervisory position […]

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Ontario Court Finds No Frustration of Contract After Employee’s 33-Month Disability Leave

The Ontario Divisional Court’s recent decision in Boucher v. Black & McDonald Ltd.  provides an excellent overview of a number of fundamentally important elements of employment law, including the effect of an employee’s long term absence, frustration of the employment contract, the interplay of disability payments and wrongful dismissal damages, as well as human rights […]

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