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How one B.C. employer dealt with a self-represented litigant

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 8:36 AM | By James Kondopulos

In a recent B.C. Supreme Court case, Hall v. Trueblue (c.o.b. Labour Ready) 2017 BCSC 2004, a self-represented litigant named Tammy Kay Hall filed a brief notice of civil claim against her former employer alleging she had been “wrongfully terminated due to disability and no notice provided.”

In its defence, the employer highlighted that its employment contract with the plaintiff limited her entitlement to notice on termination of employment without cause to the statutory minimum under the Employment Standards Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 113 (the ESA). The...