Pilot’s wrongful dismissal claim crash lands

Not only does court dismiss claims of wrongful dismissal and harassment, but orders fired employee to pay $23,000 in training costs
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/28/2015

A British Columbia court has dismissed a wrongful dismissal claim from a pilot who was fired during her probationary period and ordered the pilot to pay more than $23,000 to the employer for training expenses.

Valerie Langford was a pilot hired as a first officer with Carson Air on Aug. 15, 2012. She had experience flying jet aircraft and gliders and also instructed other pilots in Canada, the U.S., New Zealand, and Europe. Her previous positions included work as a first officer and a captain.