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Wrongful termination and the independent contractor

Understanding British Columbia labour and employment law can be a complicated matter. For example, individuals may find it surprisingly difficult to ascertain whether one is an "employee" in the eyes of the law. As it turns out the difference between being an employee and being an independent contractor can be subtle. Those subtle differences may be very important should a wrongful termination suit hang in the balance.

Special FX artist sues for wrongful termination after firing

The film industry is a major employer in British Columbia. A job working on a feature film is a highly sought-after position, and the opportunity to work on a potential blockbuster is of even greater appeal. That is what a local special effects artist thought he was being offered in a contract. When a three-month contract wrapped up two months early and allegedly without the promised work, the plaintiff chose to take his former employer to court, alleging wrongful termination.

Fast food employee claims wrongful termination after taking food

The law is meant to protect all people from all walks of life. In the area of employment law, one does not need to be a corporate executive to file a wrongful termination lawsuit. One British Columbia woman took her fast food employer to court after he fired her for allegedly taking food without permission.

Wrongful termination claimed after return from maternity leave

One of the privileges of being a working woman in British Columbia is having the option to take leave to give birth and begin raising a baby. It is assumed and expected that at the end of the leave, a woman will have the right to return to her original position of employment. One woman in Ontario, however, is claiming that one of the country's largest sports conglomerates has denied her return to work, and now she is bringing a wrongful termination suit against her former employer.

Former director sues university for wrongful termination

If an employee and his or her employer enter into an agreement, both parties expect the other to uphold their end of the contract. Should either side fall short, the wronged party will naturally expect compensation for the breach. However, what happens when the compensation offered is refused? Those are the circumstances of a wrongful termination suit that went before the courts in Vancouver recently.

Wrongful termination claimed in Evergreen Line layoff

Employees and employers rely upon each other to get a job done. Sometimes when the two parties do not see eye to eye on an issue, that relationship can be strained. A large construction project in Vancouver became the site of such a disagreement, and it ended with a claim of wrongful termination.

Kamloops mine boss claims wrongful termination

A person takes a leap of faith when he or she accepts a new job in a new country. Similarly, a company that hires a worker from outside of Canada may be embarking into new territory that elicits questions and uncertainty. A wrongful termination case currently before the British Columbia courts is an example of just such a situation.

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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