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Employers must be ‘cognizant’ of additional liabilities in wrongful dismissal, says lawyer

Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 9:35 AM | By Terry Davidson

Damages for wrongful dismissal are not limited to what an employer must pay a fired worker for reasonable notice or the remainder of a contract, says counsel for a woman awarded compensation after being dinged with New Brunswick taxes on a payout from a lost job in low-tax Nunavut.

The July 12 Court of Appeal of New Brunswick decision in Schram v. Government of Nunavut 2018 NBCA 41, involved Marie Humphrey Schram, a New Brunswick woman lured to a job in Nunavut by that territory’s relatively low...