In Cordeau-Chatelain v Total E&P Canada Ltd (2021 ABQB 794) Justice Price has a situation where an employee who was awarded 18 months notice had reasonably retrained herself in a new career at a cost of about $18,000.
breach of contract
In Taylor v Hanley Hospitality (2021 ONSC 3135) released June 7, 2021, Ferguson J. ruled that Coutinho v Ocular Health Centre (20121 ONSC 3076) was wrongly decided and thus does not have to be followed. The Plaintiff was put on IDEL leave on March 27, 2020, then recalled and returned to work on September 3, 2020.
While all legal decisions have something interesting to tell us about employment law, there are those cases that lawyers keep in their back pocket to serve as a cautionary tale for clients about the potential cost of HR blunders.