Worker who sued lawyer urged to move on after more than two decades

Court dismisses lawsuit against lawyer in case of woman who was fired in 1985
|Canadian Employment Law Today

It’s time to move on. That’s the message a Quebec court had for a woman who has been fighting a discrimination and wrongful dismissal battle for the past two decades.

Elizabeth Dire was hired as a non-unionized employee at a hospital in 1983. She folded linen and did some washing and disinfecting work.

In May 1986 lawyer Elaine Bissonnette agreed to represent Dire in a discrimination suit against the hospital. In May 1988 Dire won her case. The court awarded her $16,400 and a better job at the hospital.