In Streng v Northwestern Utility Construction ( 2016 CarswellBC 1555) the self represented plaintiff won his case by defeating an allegation of just cause and won an award potentially worth $23,400. However he had mitigated his damages over the 4 month notice period by making $21,782, thus his win was only worth $1,618 plus $176 for costs.
The defendant was apparently defended by a lawyer.
The Judge wrote a 39 page decision.
I certainly hope that the defendant felt that the “principle ” in this case was worth the effort and expense.