Employment contract frustrated by disability

An employment relationship isn’t always ended by an action of an employer or an employee. Sometimes it’s ended by events as they unfold
|Canadian Employment Law Today

An employment relationship isn’t always ended by an action of an employer or an employee. Sometimes it’s ended by events as they unfold.

Violet Velovski worked for Noma for 18 years until she was laid off indefinitely on March 2, 1998. Woods Industries (Canada) Inc. purchased Noma’s assets that May.

On July 30 the company told Velovski it wanted her to return to work. Velovski said she had been in a car accident the previous month and could not work. Shortly thereafter Woods placed her on its benefits plan.