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Investigations and Terminations That Cost – Part I

Posted in Investigations, Litigation, Termination, Wrongful Dismissal

A B.C. employer has recently been hit with a significant damage award related to the termination of a long service employee. The court found two major problems: a flawed investigation and an insensitive termination.

This week, we look at the investigation.

Stephanie Vernon spent her entire working life – 30 years from the age of 19 – working for the Liquor Distribution Branch.  She became a manager, known for her aggressive style and demanding ways, but her performance reviews were exemplary.  There had never been a complaint against her, she had never received any warning about her management style, and … Continue Reading