Computer store worker awarded back pay, employer awarded rent money

When the facts of a case aren’t clear, and there is no solid evidence, courts sometimes will have to make a best guess to resolve a dispute
|Canadian Employment Law Today

When the facts of a case aren’t clear, and there is no solid evidence, courts sometimes will have to make a best guess to resolve a dispute. That’s exactly what happened in the case of a disgruntled computer store worker.

Keyvan Javadi moved from Toronto to London, Ont., in the fall of 2002 to take a position with Microkool Computers. He said he was paid from Dec. 1, 2002, to Jan. 26, 2003, but was underpaid from Sept. 17 to Dec. 1 and not paid at all from Jan. 27 until he left the company in March.

He said his hourly wage was supposed to be $15 but he was only paid $7 and was therefore owed the balance. He would not have left a job in Toronto that paid $9.50 per hour to move to London for a lower rate of pay, he said.