Fired exec given inadequate notice; gets almost $350,000 for 3 years’ service

Requirement to buy shares showed expectation of long-term employment relationship
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 01/07/2015

An Ontario employer must pay more than $300,000 to a former executive for wrongful dismissal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled.

Bruce Rodgers, 57, had spent his entire professional career in the trucking, freight forwarding and logistics industry when he accepted a job offer with CEVA Freight Canada, a Mississauga, Ont.-based freight management and logistics company, in September 2009. The offer was for the position of country manager for Canada.