Inflating One’s Position on Job Search Results in Reduction of Notice Period:


In Skov v G&K Services Canada ( 2017 ONSC 6752) Justice Diamond initially set the reasonable notice period for a 54 year old Customer Development Manager with 21 years service at 18 months.

However the Plaintiff had posted in his LinkedIn profile that he had held the position of Director of Process Improvement and Customer Development, a position which did not even exist. Furthermore the Court found that his actual position was not even managerial   and that by limiting his job search to only real managerial jobs, he had ” overshot” by only applying for jobs that he was not qualified for, therefore  he  had  failed to conduct a reasonable job search.

His notice period was reduced by 2 months to 16 months