Adhesives salesman doesn’t stick, awarded nine-months’ notice

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Kaiser v. Dural (2002), 17 C.C.E.L. (3d) 194 (N.S.C.A.)

Dural hired Kaiser because of his knowledge and contacts in the adhesives industry. Not satisfied with Kaiser’s performance as a salesman, Dural fired him after 11 months. But before Kaiser was informed of Dural’s decision, he became ill and had to undergo surgery.

While Kaiser was still off from work recovering, representatives from Dural met with him at a restaurant and told him his employment with the company was over. No letter of reference was given.