In a recent case titled Lalonde v. Sena Solid Waste Holdings Inc. 2017 ABQB 374, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench considered whether failing to hear an employee’s side of the story before dismissing him for cause could increase an employer’s liability.
bad faith termination
The decision in this case confirms that termination clauses will not be voided where there is no good reason to do so.
The question of whether medical evidence is required to prove damages in bad faith dismissals is one that courts across Canada have struggled with for some time. Welcome guidance was provided by the Supreme Court of Canada this past summer.