Judge increases mechanic’s severance when wheels come off Mazda dealership

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Connolly v. Regency Import Automobiles Inc., 2003 CarswellBC 2129, 2003 CarswellBC 1345 (B.C. S.C.)

Brian Connolly had worked as a mechanic for 17 years at Regency Mazda, in Vancouver. He was terminated, at age 64, with eight weeks’ severance pay. Although he was nearing retirement age, he had planned to work another three years.

Regency Mazda was already in trouble when it lost its Mazda franchise on Jan. 15, 2002.