HR cited in unfair performance review

B.C. company charged $20,000 for acting in bad faith.
By Marcia McDougall and Laura Cassiani
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2003

A performance review designed to deny a British Columbia salesman a bonus and that ultimately led to his dismissal has cost his employer $20,000.

In its judgment, the British Columbia Supreme Court singled out the human resources department of the company.

“A substantial company such as Ashland with a human resources department and substantial profits...should be expected to refrain from the kind of employment practices it pursued in relation to Marlowe.”