The Ontario Superior Court recently held that a dismissed employee who received Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments immediately following his dismissal should not receive less in wrongful dismissal damages on account of the fact he received the emergency benefit.
The decision underscores the point that CERB does not affect an employer’s post-termination obligations.
In Iriotakis v Peninsula Employment Services Limited, the Court ordered an employer to pay its former employee damages in lieu of three months’ reasonable notice.
The employee had been dismissed without cause in March of 2020. Shortly thereafter, he began receiving CERB.
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