Court Finds Fixed-Term Contract No Excuse for Not Giving Reasonable Notice by Katherine Reilly

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In a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision, the issue

of whether an employee with a fixed-term contract

is continuously employed – and therefore entitled to

reasonable notice – is clarified. In Monjushko v.

Century College Ltd., 2008 BCSC 86, the plaintiff

argued that he was entitled to damages in lieu of

reasonable notice for the nine years he was

employed by the defendant. The defendant claimed

that the plaintiff was hired on a fixed-term contract

and was therefore not entitled to any reasonable

notice.

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