Knowledge of pay rates wasn’t confidential, so it didn’t breach duty

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Gertz v. Meda [2002] O.J. No. 24 (O.S.C.)

Ralph Gertz worked for Meda, a company which contracted workers to Chrysler Canada. Gertz brought a wrongful dismissal claim against Meda. Meda counterclaimed, alleging that in his dealings with a rival company Gertz breached his fiduciary duty to Meda.

Gertz wrote a memo to Meda’s management in May 1994 detailing his concerns with morale among Meda’s contracted workers at Chrysler. He suggested a number of changes affecting pay, holidays and employee premium programs to better the situation.