Fired employee kicked while he’s downCar dealership surprised successful sales manager with dismissal — then accused him of stealing a car when he tried to set up a businessBy Jeffrey R. Smith01/11/2012|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/26/2012 Making a bad situation worseEmployers can’t get out of giving a dismissed employee reasonable notice — or, more likely, paying the employee in lieu of notice. Paying the statutory minimum for a prominent and successful employee isn’t going to cut it, regardless of whether the employer is aware of common law reasonable notice obligations.But how can an employer make things even worse for itself? How about not being upfront with the employee about the reason for dismissal, trying to find just cause after the employee files a wrongful dismissal suit and concocting false allegations of theft that hurt the former employee’s attempts to start up his own business? That could result in a situation with a $90,000 payout to someone who was an employee for less than two years. 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.