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Noun v. Sterling Trucks, 2002 CarswellOnt 4548 (Ont. Sup. Ct.)

Marady Noun sued Sterling for wrongful dismissal, breach of contract and infliction of emotional distress after he was terminated on Nov. 18, 1999.

Noun contended he was dismissed without just cause and without notice from his job as a custodian and that his dismissal caused him mental distress. Sterling Trucks argued that Noun's dismissal was the result of an undercover investigation they carried out on the evening of Nov. 12, 1999. Noun had volunteered for the night shift for that evening. Sterling started their investigation of Noun after other employees had raised suspicions about Noun's work performance. Noun's supervisor, Bev Wallace, watched Noun during his entire shift that evening.