Security guard can’t secure termination date

|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/08/2017

This instalment of You Make the Call involves a dispute over working notice of dismissal.

Bertram Thambapillai, 73, was a security guard for Labrash Security Services, a security systems provider in Toronto. He was hired to be a security guard at a packaging plant in 2000, and when Labrash took over responsibility for the facility’s security in 2003, Thambapillai’s employment was transferred to Labrash.

On Nov. 24, 2014, the principal of Labrash gave Thambapillai a letter stating that the company who ran the facility no longer required Labrash’s services. As a result, Thambapillai’s employment would end in January or February 2015. The letter also stated that since employers were required to give termination notice to employees, Labrash would advise Thambapillai as soon as it was given a firm date by the facility owner.