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Wrongfully Dismissed Probationary Employee Wins $15K in Damages

Probationary employees fired for lack of suitability don’t normally qualify for termination notice under employment standards law. But this case was different because the contract specifically said the company would “detail the reasons” if it terminated the employee. But the termination letter didn’t list any reasons. It was “obvious” that termination was for poor performance, the company contended But the court didn’t agree noting that when the employee did eventually learn the reason it came as a complete shock. Result: The company had to pay $15.3K in damages for violating the employment contract Pound v iWave Information Systems, 2017 PECA 17 (CanLII), Sept. 26, 2017.

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