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CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT - Express terms - Severance pay - Interpretation

Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 8:42 AM  

Appeal by the defendant, AGAT Laboratories, from a chambers judgment interpreting the severance provisions of an employment contract in favour of the plaintiff, Holm. In October 2013, the parties entered into an employment agreement that provided for payment of severance in lieu of notice limited to amounts owed in accordance with provincial employment standards legislation. The agreement further provided that where the defendant relied on just cause to terminate the plaintiff, damages were limited to the statutory minimum even if a court subsequently found no cause...