Mr. Jonasson, a 55 year old engineer with 22 years’ service with Nexen Energy was thinking about either retiring or taking a leave of absence. He decided to request a six month leave of absence. The employer agreed to his leave request if he entered into an agreement about the company's obligations at the end of his leave.
duty of good faith
It is commonly known that contracts of insurance are contracts of utmost good faith, requiring the parties to deal with each other fairly and in good faith.
Several recent court cases in the United States focus on the misappropriation of trade secrets by employees departing technology companies. These high profile American cases are a reminder that Canadian companies face the same issues.