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In the recent case of Quach v. Mitrux Services Ltd., 2020 BCCA 25 (CanLII), the British Colombia Court of Appeal clarified how mitigation applies to fixed-term contracts, commented on when aggravated damages may be awarded in wrongful dismissal cases, and mused about the necessity of fresh consideration to ensure the enforceability of new contractual terms.

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Many employers seem to think there is an advantage to having a fixed-term employment contract with an employee.  The usual rationales are that it sets the parties’ expectations for a period of employment and that either party can walk away at the end of the term, without any further obligation to the other.   These are reasonable rationales…when the employment ...

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