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Supreme Court of Canada rules for federally regulated employee

On July 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its highly anticipated decision interpreting the Canada Labour Code's provisions prohibiting unjust dismissal of nonunionized federally regulated employees. Specifically, the Supreme Court found that 1978 amendments to the Canada Labour Code (the "Code") require that when a federally regulated employer dismisses a nonunionized worker who has at least 12 continuous months of service, the employer is required to have just cause to do so. 

Media employer answers executive's wrongful dismissal lawsuit

Last week, we discussed a recent wrongful dismissal claim filed in British Columbia Supreme Court by the former executive of a Vancouver-based social media company. At the time of our previous post, Business in Vancouver in its coverage of the May lawsuit had not received any response from the employer about its position. 

BC executive files wrongful dismissal lawsuit

Business In Vancouver is reporting that a former member of executive leadership in a Vancouver social media company has filed a lawsuit against his former employer for wrongful dismissal. The article describes allegations of swift and unexpected actions by the employer culminating in a surprise termination. 

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