Admin gets one month’s notice for every month of service

Employer gave her implicit assurances the job was secure
|Canadian Employment Law Today

An administrative assistant on the job for only five months before she was let go was awarded five months’ pay in lieu of notice by a B.C. court because the employer gave her implicit assurances the job was secure.

Cauleene Pollock was hired by Patrick Cotter Architecture Inc. in August 2004 at an annual salary of $43,200. In February 2005 she was fired and given two weeks’ severance after the company decided to make organizational changes.

Pollock said the company had induced her to leave a previous job where she’d worked for five years in a secure position.