Unusual Wallace damages upheld after appeal time runs out

Court awarded additional damages because worker wasn't given a hearing
|Canadian Employment Law Today

There is a limited time to make an appeal from a court’s decision. The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled the clock starts ticking on the date a court makes its decision on the essential issues.

On June 10, 2004 a trial court ruled in favour of Jerome Reglin in a wrongful dismissal suit against the town of Creston. Creston had paid him four months’ salary plus benefits for the five years he had worked for the town. Within a few months of being let go, Reglin found permanent employment in a different community at a higher salary.

The trial judge awarded Reglin