Employer went above and beyond in giving extra severanceSometimes the employer does just about everything correctly, and still ends up facing a lawsuit05/10/2006|Canadian Employment Law Today Sometimes the employer does just about everything correctly, and still ends up facing a lawsuit. Such is the nature of employment law. John Finlan was hired by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) in British Columbia, a major industrial equipment auctioneer, as chief information officer to lead its IT department on June 15, 1999. A term of his contract provided that upon termination he would receive five weeks’ notice or pay in lieu, for five years of employment. This defined notice provision was the minimum required by B.C.’s Employment Standards Act. 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.