WRONGFUL DISMISSAL DAMAGES - Duration of employment - Notice period - Aggravated damages

Law360 Canada (February 23, 2023, 6:19 AM EST) -- Claim by Mutneja against RRA Trucking Ltd. for breach of a fixed term employment contract. The term of the contract was for three months at the rate of $8,000 per month, for a total of $24,000. He also claimed for wrongful dismissal, mental harassment and reputation damage in the sum of $10,000. RRA Trucking argued it only owed Mutneja $1,761 for February 2020 and $1,474 for March 2020, for a total of $3,236 because of Mutneja’s agreement to pay RRA Trucking for the deductions that were not taken from the payment he received for December 2019 and January 2020. RRA Trucking stated that Mutneja’s termination was not wrongful and that he was dismissed summarily for cause. RRA Trucking counterclaimed for the sum of $35,000 for damages for breach of contract and injury to its business and reputation. RRA Trucking alleged that Mutneja breached the non-solicitation agreement, failed in his duties at RRA Trucking and interfered in RRA Trucking’s proposed purchase of a trailer....
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