Budget manager felt devalued by restructuring

Reporting structure and responsibilities were changed into new division
|Canadian Employment Law Today

This instalment of You Make the Call features a city employee who claimed constructive dismissal after his division was restructured.

James Trueman had been employed by the City of Abbotsford, B.C., as its manager of budget and financial systems since 1995.

An employment agreement dated Jan. 5, 1996, outlined his duties as supervising the city’s budget, co-ordinating with all city departments and reporting to the director of finance.