Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.

  • January 15, 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the appeal of Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. on January 19, 2016.

This case concerns whether without-cause dismissals are “unjust” under the Canada Labour Code.  The appeal is of a Federal Court of Appeal decision that confirmed the quashing of an adjudicator’s decision that they are unjust. The adjudicator’s decision had been in line with substantial jurisprudence to the effect that only dismissals for cause or terminations for “lack of work or discontinuance of a function” are lawful under the Code

The Supreme Court granted leave to intervene to the Canadian Labour Congress, the Canadian Association for Non-Organized Employees, the Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications, and the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers. The parties’ pleadings are available online.