COVID and the rise of reasonable notice periods

25. October 2021 0
Hawes v Dell Canada, 2021 BCSC 1149 The plaintiff, Mr. Hawes, commenced an action against his former employer, Dell Canada Inc., for wrongful dismissal. Dell terminated Mr. Hawes’ employment as a senior sales representative without cause on March 25, 2020. Mr. Hawes was 64 years old at the time of termination and had worked for Dell ...

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

06. January 2021 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 ...

The End of CERB and the Transition to EI

05. October 2020 0
Although the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) ended on October 3, 2020, many Canadians still find themselves in need of financial assistance due to the impact of COVID-19. As a result, changes have been implemented to make Employment Insurance (“EI”) benefits more accessible. These changes are anticipated to be in effect for one year starting ...