Chemical analyst wins severance after being fired for fabricating tests

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Liebman v. Trafalgar Industries of Canada Ltd., 2004 CarswellOnt 610.

Marina Liebman worked for 13 years as a chemical analyst for Trafalgar Industries. She held a master’s degree in science and was in her 50s when she was terminated in December 2002. At that time she earned $30,500 per year. More than a year after being let go she found alternate employment at a lower salary.

Trafalgar Industries manufactures sterile pharmaceutical products. It has to comply with standards set by Health and Welfare Canada and is licensed for the manufacturing and testing it does.