Government to intervene in wrongful dismissal case of payroll clerk

Case examines pay grid used in job redundancy or disability
By Sarah Dobson
||Last Updated: 08/30/2007

The Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court is allowing the province to intervene in wrongful dismissal proceedings concerning a Newfoundland payroll clerk.

The case concerns Bess Ann Forsey who worked for the Eastern Regional Health Authority in Burin, Nfld., for 28 years. On Jan. 23, 2004, she was told her job was being terminated because of a plan to restructure the financial services department.

Forsey was offered either a lump sum of $45,464.10 with all employment benefits lost or her regular salary on a bi-weekly basis for 62 weeks ending April 25, 2005, with continuation of her pension and group insurance benefits during the payout period.