Employer required to buy employee’s house after layoff

Contract guaranteed the company would buy the homes of laid-off employees for what they’d paid
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Ferrero v. Bowater Pulp & Paper Canada Inc., 2005 CarswellBC 1138, 2005 BCSC 675 (B.C. S.C.)

The British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled a company must buy the mobile home of an ex-employee as required by the employment contract.

David Ferrero worked for Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada Inc. in Gold River, B.C. In employment contracts the company used, it guaranteed it would buy the homes of laid-off employees for what they’d paid for it. The policy covered the land and the building to a maximum of $150,000. But the contracts contained a provision stating that mobile homes were excluded from this policy.