Severance obligation didn’t end when successor employer took overB.C. court rejects company’s claim that it no longer owed pay in lieu to an ex-employee who went on to work under the same terms of employment for a successor employer04/27/2005|Canadian Employment Law Today Major v. Philips Electronics Ltd., 2005 CarswellBC 666, 2005 BCCA 170 (B.C. C.A.)The British Columbia Court of Appeal has rejected a company’s claim that it no longer owed pay in lieu to an ex-employee who went on to work under the same terms of employment for the company which took over the business.Thomas Major was a manager for Philips Electronics Ltd. In May 2001 he became the site manager of a plant in Richmond, B.C. That July the company was sold to Holley Communications Canada Inc., which offered Major employment on the same terms he’d had with Philips. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.