2018 Fall Employment Law Updates 2019-02-08T18:03:35+00:00

Notice for Short Term Employee and Recoverability of Consequential Damages

The decision in Chapple v. Big Bay Landing Ltd. (Inc. No. 0764164i after a summary trial concerned the claim of the dismissed employee for damages for failure to provide reasonable notice and for consequential damages in the form of costs that he had incurred as a result of obtaining a mortgage. Mr. Chapple was 61 years old at the time of his termination. The employer was a resort in Campbell River. Mr. Chapple was the resort’s manager for 26 months and was paid $84,000 per year. His position was described as senior manager, although in a small operations. The evidence was that opportunities for his type of work on the coast of British Columbia were limited, however he was able to find alternate employment less than one year after his termination.

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