Lawyers’ letters can be perilous

Employees today feel empowered to complain. When upset about their bosses or their jobs, they no longer visit their doctors seeking a note for a leave of absence. Instead, they just call their lawyers.
In the recent case of Grewal v. Khalsa Credit Union, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Richard Goepel determined that an employee gave her employer cause for dismissal through her lawyer’s aggressive demand letter.  Daniel Lublin’s take on the case was featured in the September 6th, 2011 version of the Law Times.  The article can be read here.