Archive for September 2012

Employee Termination and the Importance of Being Fair

Employers should take note of the recent jury decision in Higginson v. Babine Forest Products Ltd., which illustrates the importance of treating employees fairly when they are let go. It also demonstrates that long term employees can be entitled to very large rewards for their length of service. In the Higginson case, a jury awarded an employee, Larry Higginson, about $800,000 in compensation from his former employer, Babine Forest Products Ltd. (“Babine”). Mr. Higginson had been employed by… Keep reading »