Dalhousie Law Journal


appeals, Nova Scotia Supreme Court, courts, labour standards code, senior workers, dismissed, supreme court of canada


In Sobeys Store Limited v. Yeomans et aLI the Appeal Division of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court seems to strike down the provisions of the provincial Labour Standards Code2 that make reinstatement a viable remedy for senior workers who have been dismissed without just cause. In reality, the judgement, now on appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, may have missed its mark by a wide margin and, despite the obvious intention of the Court, left these very provisions untouched in the result.