Former Saskatchewan MLA wins old job back

Court orders Legal Aid to reinstate Jack Hillson to job he held before being elected
|Canadian Employment Law Today

A former Saskatchewan MLA has won his job back with the province’s Legal Aid Commission. Jack Hillson, a Liberal who was elected to office in 1996 and served in cabinet, sued the commission after it refused to give him his old job back.

Before being elected Hillson was the legal director of the legal aid office in North Battleford. When he was elected in a byelection in 1996, he applied for a leave of absence without pay. He was granted the leave without pay in accordance with s. 80(2) of the province’s

Labour Standards Act