What to do if a wrongful dismissal action hits

By Eileen Caruk
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/29/2002

How to defend a wrongful dismissal action? If you receive a notice of a lawsuit from a former employee alleging wrongful dismissal, you should consider carefully how to proceed. Wrongful dismissal litigation is expensive and time-consuming, and may have adverse consequences on the morale of remaining employees.

Litigation in this area usually involves issues of reasonable notice. The following are some suggestions as to how to approach a wrongful dismissal lawsuit: