Fired apprentice gets $145,000

No bad faith in dismissal but employer’s attempt to cover up reasons ‘reprehensible’
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/22/2009

The British Columbia Supreme Court has ordered a car dealership to pay a former apprentice mechanic more than $145,000 in wrongful dismissal and punitive damages after the dealership tried to cover up its reason for dismissing the young man.