Fired employee didn’t secure guaranteed term of employment: Court

Employee wanted five-year guarantee but nothing was ever officially agreed to
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 02/04/2015

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has struck down an employee’s claim his contract was guaranteed for five years after the employee was dismissed after eight months of work.

Razmig Tossonian worked as a salesperson at a jewelry store in Vancouver when he starting talking to the owner of a Toronto jewelry store in 2008. They negotiated a compensation package if Tossonian came to work at the jeweller’s new store, Symphony Diamonds, in Toronto, but Tossonian’s wife became pregnant and a move to Toronto wasn’t possible at that time.