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Dec 11, 2018 – Avelin v. Aya Lasers Inc.

The BC Supreme Court awarded 4 months of pay in lieu of notice to the wrongfully dismissed plaintiff in Avelin v Aya Lasers Inc., 2018 BCSC 2313. Relevant factors included:

  • Plaintiff’s age: 47 (at trial)
  • Length of service: 0.6 years
  • Job: Salesperson
  • Notice period: 4 months

The plaintiff was described as “a short-term employee responsible for sales, and her function was significant for her employer, though she was not senior management.”

Notes: The plaintiff was awarded an additional $5,000 as aggravated damages on the basis of insensitive conduct during termination and an overly aggressive litigation strategy, resulting in mental and financial distress.

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