Transfer offer comes after worker accepts job with another employer

Worker wanted severance package given to other workers who stayed until location closed
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/22/2015

This instalment of You Make the Call features a worker who claimed constructive dismissal after he accepted other employment before his existing employer offered him a new position.

Scott Lawson was hired as a bus mechanic in December 2000 by First Canada, a Toronto-based charter bus company. He worked in First Canada’s garage located in Thornhill, Ont., just north of Toronto. He initially lived about 68 kilometres away from the garage, but soon moved closer where his commute was 38 kilometres. Eventually, he transferred to First Canada’s garage in Newmarket, Ont., which was only a few kilometers from his home.