SNC-Lavalin, the scandal plagued engineering and construction firm, announced today that it is rolling out a temporary amnesty program for current employees to encourage them to report potential corruption and anti-competition matters. The full media release is as follows:
Montreal | May 27, 2013
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) announces it is launching a company-wide Amnesty Program to encourage current employees to report potential corruption and anti-competition matters in which they may have direct or indirect knowledge. The Amnesty Program is intended to assist SNC-Lavalin in its efforts to fully gather and assess the facts associated with corporate ethics matters in order to resolve them. read more »
In Mackie v. West Coast Engineering Group Ltd., 2009 BCSC 1775, the 48 year-old middle manager with 21 months service and an annual base salary of $57,500, was awarded a notice period of nine months.
The court noted that the law is clear that a dismissed employee cannot be compensated in damages for the loss of a job or for the pain and distress that follows as a result of the dismissal. The court also stated that the "unique" factor relating to the impact of the dismissal on the employee's family was not one to be given much weight in determining the length of the notice period.
That said, the manner in which the employee was dismissed and the impact it had on him and his family were undoubtedly what led to the court to award a notice period of nine months, which was at the high end of what the employee was seeking. Specifically: read more »