The Wallace factorLandmark 1997 Supreme Court decision changed the wrongful dismissal landscape. Here’s how to avoid being ‘Wallaced’By Todd Humber01/31/2005|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/31/2005 For many people, work is one of the defining features of their lives. Identity and self-worth are closely tied to what people do for a living. Therefore, being fired from a job — particularly without cause — can be extremely stressful and damaging to an employee’s mental health.Wallace v. United Grain Growers, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1997, recognized this fact of the employment relationship and put in place a mechanism to punish employers that are overtly callous when terminating staff. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.