Labour & Employment Law Cases in BC

Labour & Employment Law Case Studies in BC

Restaurant Manager Let Go After 13+ Years. Judge Concludes She Was Terminated, Awards 15 Months Pay

Our client was a 37-year old restaurant manager with 13.5 years of employment who alleged she was terminated (or constructively dismissed) whereas the owner claimed she was suspended and then abandoned her position. The judge found in favor of our client, and awarded her 15 months of severance (including gratuities). The case was appealed, where our client won again.

Chapple v. Umberto Management Ltd. – Read More

24-year employees terminated with 11 months’ severance. Award expands severance and benefits for all three

Our clients were three employees, roughly 42-43 years old, with similar positions, and each with approximately 24 years of service for the employer – a directory service. They had initially each been offered 11 months of severance. We were able to achieve a successful judgment on their behalf which resulted in a 15 month notice award for each employee, including damages for overtime pay, anticipated wage increases and bonuses.

Common v. Superpages – Read More


Financial Advisor found to be wrongfully dismissed

Our client was a Successful judgment on behalf of employee where employer alleged cause. Court determined there was no cause and that the employer had acted in bad faith in carrying out the termination.

Ogden v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce – Read More

Restaurant Manager vindicated – awarded 15-month notice

Successful judgment on behalf of employee (upheld on appeal) where employer alleged employee had been suspended as a disciplinary measure and then abandoned her position. The court rejected all claims by the employer and found the employee had been terminated. Obtained a 15 month award (including gratuities) for a 37 year old restaurant manager with 13.5 years service.

Chapple v. Umberto Management Ltd. – Read More


Demotion after maternity leave return found to be human rights violation

We successfully pursued a human rights complaint on behalf of an employee. The employer was found to have discriminated against the complainant in demoting her when she returned to work after a maternity leave. Brown v. PML Professional Mechanical Ltd. – Read More

One of largest awards in NWT for sexual harassment complaint

We managed a successful human rights complaint on behalf of employee lodging a complaint of sexual harassment. This was one of the largest award in the NWT jurisdiction for damages for injury to dignity under the NWT Human Rights Act. The individual respondents were also ordered to pay punitive damages. Savage v. 984239 N.W.T. Ltd. – Read More

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