BC Court of Appeal
Ken Thornicroft is a well known labour and employment law academic and adjudicator in BC.
He is currently a professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and a member of the BC Employment Standards Tribunal.
Recently he has been studying the issue of gender bias in negotiated and wrongful dismissal severance awards, and presented a paper that touched on this topic at the CLEBC Employment Law Conference in 2011. That paper can be found here: "Appellate Review of "Reasonable Notice" Awards in Canada: 2000-2010".
On June 4, 2012, UVIC issued this news release concerning his research:
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BCCA upholds ruling that disrespectful, inflammatory letter from employee's lawyer provided just cause
In Grewal v. Khalsa Credit Union, 2012 BCCA 56, the BC Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of a former branch manager at the Khalsa Credit Union.
In a May 2011 decision, the trial court had ruled that a disrespectful, inflammatory letter from the employee's lawyer had "tipped the balance" in favour of the employer having just cause for termination. The trial court's decision can be found here.
Appeal Court dismisses appeal in forestry employee's negligent misrepresentation, wrongful dismissal case
My summary of the trial judge's decision can be found here.