Courts Will Look Beyond the Employee’s Title to Determine Reasonable Notice

04. December 2020 0
Cho v Stonebridge Solutions Inc., 2020 BCSC 1560 Facts The plaintiff was terminated by the defendant, Stonebridge Solutions Inc. (“Stonebridge”), after five months of employment at age 49. Stonebridge argued that the plaintiff was an independent contractor, and therefore no notice of termination was required. The plaintiff had previously worked as Vice President national Sales ...

Terminating a Distribution Agreement Akin to “Dependent Contractor” Arrangement and Requires Reasonable Notice

Facts This was a summary trial application brought by the plaintiff, Meridian Distribution Ltd. (“Meridian”) seeking judgment against the defendant for breach of contract.  Meridian was a distributor of sporting goods and other accessories. The defendant, Endeavor Design Inc. (“Endeavor”) was a company that made snowboards and snowboarding accessories. From 2003 to 2012, Meridian and ...

Termination Without Cause While on Short-Term Disability: Does it Warrant Aggravated Damages?

11. June 2020 0
Martin v. Yellow Pages Digital & Media Solutions Limited, 2018 BCSC 2557 The employee brought a summary trial application for wrongful dismissal. There was no question that the employee was terminated without cause. The parties disagreed on the length of reasonable notice, the quantum of reasonable notice, and whether or not aggravated damages were warranted. Despite the ...