Employment contract holds notice period to one week

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Mesgarlou v. 3XS Enterprises Inc., 2002 CarswellOnt 3834 (Ont. S.C.J.)

Ramin Mesgarlou brought an action against 3XS Enterprises Inc. for damages for wrongful dismissal and for unpaid salary, bonuses and commissions. 3XS conceded it had dismissed Mesgarlou without notice but argued his entitlement to notice was governed by a written employment contract.

The relevant provision of the employment agreement stated: “After the first three months of employment, both parties shall give notice in accordance to the Ontario Employment Standards Act prior to terminating this employment agreement.”