Persistence doesn’t always pay off

Courts have extraordinary power to put an end to frivolous cases, but use it sparingly as shown by a recent case involving a persistent VIA worker
|Canadian Employment Law Today

When someone repeatedly tries to bring the same issue before a court, judges have a powerful tool they can use to put a stop to it.

The Federal Court of Canada was recently faced with the question of whether or not to use this power in a case involving a former Via Rail worker who lost numerous attempts to get $200,000 in lost wages.

The tool in question — in this case, s. 40 of the