Short Service, Long Notice Period

Here is another recent example of a relatively short service employee being awarded a significant reasonable notice period. In Joe Felice v Cardinal Health Canada Inc. 2014 ONSC 1190 the plaintiff was 52 years old and employed as a senior executive (Vice President of Operations and Information Technology). He earned an annual salary of $130,000 and participated in an executive incentive plan and executive benefits plan. He was terminated without cause after only 19 months of employment.

Justice Pollak awarded the plaintiff 12 months reasonable notice.

The decision can be found on WestlawNext Canada (registration required). It is not currently available on Canlii or Quicklaw.