Letter constituted constructive dismissal

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Mark v. Westend Development Corp. (2002), 2002 CarswellOnt 2231 (Ont. S.C.J.)

The plaintiff was employed by the defendant, a property management company, for three years as an administrative assistant. Her salary was $30,425 annually plus benefits. She had a BA in psychology and a certificate in law-office administration.

She was 31 when she was terminated by the defendant. The plaintiff brought an action against the employer for damages for wrongful dismissal and an action against the sole shareholder, director and president of the company personally for retaliatory and abusive discharge, bad-faith discharge and inducing breach of contract. Punitive and aggravated damages and damages for mental distress and breach of fiduciary obligations were claimed in both actions.