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BC Supreme Court certifies wrongful dismissal class action

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

In Gregg v. Freightliner Ltd., 2003 BCSC 241, the BC Supreme Court certified a wrongful dismissal class action proceeding. There are approximately 200 employees in the class. The court certified the following six common issues to be tried:  read more »

Volunteer relationship with Rape Relief Society captured by definition of "employment" in BC Human Rights Code

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Nixon v. Vancouver Rape Relief Society, 2002 BCHRT 1

(Postscript: this decision was reversed on other grounds, Vancouver Rape Relief Society v. Nixon, 2003 BCSC 1936; upheld at 2005 BCCA 601),

 

Contractor in "intermediate category" entitled to 9 month notice period

Jurisdiction: - British Columbia
Sector: - Retail Trade

In Marbry et al. v. Avrecan International Inc., 1999 BCCA 172, the majority of the BC Court of Appeal ruled that a contractor in the "intermediate category" was entitlted to 9 months notice that the relationship would be terminating.

In reaching this conclusion, the majority of the court stated:

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