Sprint worker, let go after major project ended, awarded job back

Worker improperly dismissed from a position that continued to exist
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A court has ordered Sprint Canada to reinstate a worker who was fired when the major project he was working on came to an end.

Barry Lancaster began working for Sprint in 2000 and, shortly thereafter, became a network design consultant. In July 2001 he was assigned to work full-time on a large contract with Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC).

In late November 2002 Lancaster was fired. He filed an action for unjust dismissal.