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Bargaining not same as contract, court rules in upholding severance package

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 3:04 PM | By Tom Venetis

The Court of Appeal for Ontario on April 24 upheld a summary judgment for severance and payment in lieu of sabbatical for an employee who was let go after negotiations failed to reach a new employment agreement.

Bill Roberts had been president and CEO of S-Vox Trust, a registered charity that operated Vision TV and with which he had an employment agreement for a fixed term ending on Oct. 31, 2011. The agreement provided that upon the expiry of the fixed term, Roberts would be entitled...