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Wrongful Dismissal Damages for Loss of Pension Benefits

October-23-2006

Area Pensions

Summary

Where an employee’s employment has been terminated and he or she has received damages in lieu of notice, is he or she entitled to accrue pension benefits during the notice period?  A recent Ontario case examined the law in this area and determined that absent specific limiting language in the plan document, the dismissed employee generally is entitled to continue to accrue pension
benefits during the notice period.

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