Settlement confirmed

Employment standards tribunal confirms settlement despite claim of misrepresentation
|Canadian Employment Law Today

After 12 years of employment with the company, Yee Fun Chan was terminated from her employment with Screen Graphics Production Ltd. on Feb. 4, 2000, without notice or termination pay. Ms. Chan alleged that she was terminated because she was pregnant, so shortly thereafter she filed a claim for termination pay and vacation pay against Screen Graphics with the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

An employment standards officer investigated Ms. Chan’s claim. Following an investigation, the officer refused to issue an order to pay in favour of Ms. Chan. Ms. Chan appealed the decision.

In May 2000 Screen Graphics Productions and Ms. Chan reached a settlement whereby Ms. Chan would receive $4,659.20. As a result of the settlement, both the company and the Ministry of Labour took the position that all matters in dispute between Ms. Chan and Screen Graphics were resolved. They argued that the review of the employment standards officer therefore should be dismissed.