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CANADA Compensation for employer bad faith and unfair manner of dismissal ― what is reasonable notice HEADNOTES Facts In 1972, Public Press, a wholly owned subsidiary of the respondent, United Grain Growers Ltd. ("UGG"), decided to update its operations and seek a larger volume of commercial printing work. Don Logan was the mar- keting manager of the company's publishing and printing divisions at that time. For Logan, the key to achieving this increase in volume was to hire someone with an existing record of sales on a specialized piece of equipment known as a "Web" press. In April 1972, the appellant, Jack Wallace, met Logan to discuss the pos- sibility of employment. Wallace had the type of experience that Logan sought, having worked approximately 25 years for a competitor that used the "Web" press. Wallace had become concerned over the unfair manner in which he and others were being treated by their employer. However, he expressed some reservation about jeopardizing his secure position at the company. Wallace explained to Logan that as he was 45 years of age, if he were to leave his current employer he would require a guarantee of job secu- rity. He also sought several http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Labour Law Reports Online Brill

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Martinus Nijhoff
Copyright
Copyright 1997 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0168-6526
eISSN
2211-6028
D.O.I.
10.1163/221160298X00261
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Abstract

Compensation for employer bad faith and unfair manner of dismissal ― what is reasonable notice HEADNOTES Facts In 1972, Public Press, a wholly owned subsidiary of the respondent, United Grain Growers Ltd. ("UGG"), decided to update its operations and seek a larger volume of commercial printing work. Don Logan was the mar- keting manager of the company's publishing and printing divisions at that time. For Logan, the key to achieving this increase in volume was to hire someone with an existing record of sales on a specialized piece of equipment known as a "Web" press. In April 1972, the appellant, Jack Wallace, met Logan to discuss the pos- sibility of employment. Wallace had the type of experience that Logan sought, having worked approximately 25 years for a competitor that used the "Web" press. Wallace had become concerned over the unfair manner in which he and others were being treated by their employer. However, he expressed some reservation about jeopardizing his secure position at the company. Wallace explained to Logan that as he was 45 years of age, if he were to leave his current employer he would require a guarantee of job secu- rity. He also sought several

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International Labour Law Reports OnlineBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1997

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