Don’t add bad faith to wrongful dismissal

By Julie McAlpine
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/29/2002

One of the most noticeable trends in recent years in wrongful dismissal litigation originates with the Supreme Court of Canada decision in

Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd.

Since this decision, it has been increasingly common for plaintiffs in wrongful dismissal actions to claim damage for an increased notice period due to bad faith termination.