ANTHONY HOLL V. THE FOUNDATION FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

OCTOBER 31, 2018

Please see the link below to the Ontario Superior Court’s decision regarding a lawsuit by the Foundation’s former employee, Anthony Holl.  Mr. Holl was terminated without cause within the first year of his employment. Following his dismissal, Mr. Holl sent a written demand letter which was not agreeable to the Foundation based on the fact that Mr. Holl (when hired), signed and agreed to an employment agreement that clearly spelled out his entitlements at dismissal. Mr. Holl subsequently chose to launch a wrongful dismissal lawsuit in which he repeated his demand for 6 months’ compensation after less than 12 months of employment. The court agreed with the Foundation and dismissed Mr. Holl’s claim in its entirety in addition to  awarding costs against him to be paid to the Foundation. Mr. Holl is currently appealing the court’s decision.

 

During the trial, the Foundation was concerned to hear that Mr. Holl omitted and deflated some of his prior achievements in order to qualify for a broader range of employment opportunities, (including his role with the Foundation). Public transcripts related to these statements made by Anthony Holl confirm these resume omissions or adjustments in his testimony.

Regrettably, the Foundation had no choice but to defend against Mr. Holl’s action, which meant that its limited resources have been diverted from the Foundation’s various programs that are designed to support youth in at-risk communities.

 

The Foundation would like to specially thank the team at Chsherbinin Litigation – www.nclaw.ca – for their legal expertise.