Fired manager gets pay in lieu of notice to fill gap to new job

Age, importance of position and scarcity of similar jobs in the area made reasonable notice equal to the time it took to find a new job
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 08/26/2009

A New Brunswick man is entitled to double the pay in lieu of notice he received after being dismissed because he was in an important managerial position, even if only for slightly more than three years, according to the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench.

Glenn Ladd, 56, was the general manager of consumer electronics for Fredericton, N.B.-based Cox Radio and TV. He managed 39 employees spread over different locations and was in charge of the purchasing and pricing of consumer electronics for the business. He was employed with Cox Radio for a little more than three years but had 30 years of experience in similar jobs with other companies. During that time, he had also worked for a financial planning organization.