Fired worker awarded eight months’ notice after friend induced her to new job

Worker gave in to former colleague's repeated requests to join her at another dealership but was fired 13 months later
|Canadian Employment Law Today

An Ontario car dealership was ordered to pay a fired employee eight months’ salary in lieu of notice after inducing her from another job by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Janet Deplanche, 61, worked as a business manager at several car dealerships for most of her working life. Her job involved arranging financing and selling extras for customers who bought cars and she was paid on commission.

Deplanche spent 10 years with Gemini Ford in Hamilton, where she had a good relationship with her employer and co-workers.