April 26th, 2017

Court Of Appeal Dismisses Appeal In Employment Litigation

On April 24, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from a decision of the Superior Court of Justice awarding Bill Roberts $670,000 in severance arising from the end of his employment with Zoomermedia Limited. The Court rejected Zoomermedia’s attempt to use the Employment Standards Act to reduce Mr. Roberts’ recovery, noting that it would be a “perverse application of a statute that is intended to protect the interests of employees”. James Renihan of Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP successfully represented Mr. Roberts both on appeal and the summary judgment motion. Read a copy of the decision here. https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onca/doc/2017/2017onca327/2017onca327.html)