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Getting Started: Wrongful Dismissal

Where to find a chart setting out reasonable notice periods

In determining reasonable notice, courts typically consider such factors as an employee's position, age, salary and length of service. Tables found in the following sources provide brief records of wrongful dismissal cases showing the determining factors and the awarded notice period. Most notice charts are organized by broad job categories, such as clerical, executive, general labour, etc.

  • Harris, David. Wrongful Dismissal, loose-leaf. (Carswell, 1989-). KF 3471 H37 1989 / 2nd floor Practice Collection.
    • See §4.36 "Chart — Periods of Notice Awarded".
  • Levitt, Howard A. The Law of Dismissal in Canada, 3rd ed., loose-leaf. (Canada Law Book, 2003-). KF 3471 I48 2003 / 2nd floor Practice Collection.
    • See §8.160.10, "Decisions determining what is reasonable notice".
  • Mole, Ellen E. Wrongful Dismissal Practice Manual, 2nd ed., loose-leaf. (LexisNexis Canada, 2005-). KF 3471 M64 2005 / 2nd floor Practice Collection.
    • See Tab 8 "Charts of Reasonable Notice Periods".
  • Sproat, John R. Employment Law Manual, loose-leaf. (Carswell, 1990-). KF 3457 S67 1990 / 2nd floor Practice Collection.
    • See Vol. 1, s. 6.2.
  • Wrongful Dismissal Database / Barry Fisher. (Available on request in the Great Library).
    • Allows users to generate a list of cases meeting specific search parameters, such as occupation, jurisdiction, age and years of service.