Did termination provision limit notice?

Read the facts of this case and decide for yourself
|Canadian Employment Law Today

This instalment of “You Make the Call” takes a look at a termination provision in an employment contract that was intended to limit the amount of notice a worker would receive if she was dismissed without cause.

Linda Dodich was hired as the manager of recreation services at the O’Keefe, a seniors residence in Vancouver, in December 2002. On Oct. 5, 2004, Dodich was dismissed without notice and without cause with payment of three weeks’ salary.

Dodich sued, claiming she was entitled to reasonable notice and payment of equivalent salary in lieu of that notice. The employer said there was a term in her employment contract that limited the reasonable notice period. The termination provision in the contract read: