Transforce inc. c. Baillargeon, 2012 QCCA 1495 (CanLII)

The Facts:  A top level executive (Respondent) is hired by Transforce.  Complete Decision.  Just before being hired by Transforce, he is suspended by his previous employer Ratiopharm because of an anonymous email allegation of embezzlement.  The allegations turn out to be unfounded and Respondent’s suspension is lifted.  During the hiring process with Transforce, Respondent does […]

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Hemens c. Sigvaris Corp., 2004 CanLII 42042 (QC CA)

The Quebec Court of Appeal held that articles 2091 and 2092 of the Civil Code of Quebec regarding sufficient and reasonable notice of termination are of public order.  Complete Decision.  The Courts will have wide discretion  on the reasonableness and adequacy of the notice period.  Such that, if an employee’s contract of employment stipulates a […]

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Levy c. Standard Desk Inc., 2013 QCCA 1473 (CanLII)

Issue: Reasonability of indemnity notice in lieu of notice & moral damages.  Complete Decision. The employee, with 41 years of service as quality control supervisor in Laval, earned $38,620 yearly.  The employer gave 2.5 months prior notice however all employees were advised 5 months prior that the company would close down shortly.  The employee was offered […]

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