August 9, 2022

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Just for Laughs Group | The ex-employee won the case

Just for Laughs Group |  The ex-employee won the case

Claiming he was unfairly shown the door in 2019, a former employee of the group Juste Pour Raire won his case this week because he was “hired for life”.

Posted at 11:00 am yesterday

Isabelle Massey

Isabelle Massey
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His dismissal came on the heels of allegations of sexual misconduct against Gilbert Rozon, the firing of his sisters Luce and Lucy Rozon, and a change of custody in management.

His former employer must pay him $20,000 in moral damages, reinstate him in the company within 15 days and pay him lost salary from February 2020.

Archivist at Just for Laughs since 1993, Andre Glautne sued several companies and legal entities, including Gilbert Rozon (direct manager at the time Mr. Glautne was hired) for $732,000 in moral damages, loss of salary until retirement (age 65) and loss of insurance plan . And this, although the latter paid him a year’s severance. The archivist had a salary of $60,000 at the time of his dismissal.

Applying for another position is prohibited

Argument: He was employed “for life” at Just for Laughs, for whom the employment was terminated. “Group juste pour rare is prohibited in the judgment,” he said [André Gloutnay] To apply for another job, “Ms.e Bruno-Pierre Allard, lawyer for the firm Chabot, arbitrator-lawyers, represented the plaintiff. “A lifetime warranty is an unusual provision, but Mr. Glaut himself wanted to take advantage of this warranty. »

According to court documents, the archivist was shocked when he learned of the 2019 job cut, froze at his desk for five hours after the announcement and nearly killed himself after his layoff. He suffers from “major depressive disorders”.

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On the Just for Laughs side, it was maintained that the job guarantee for life was invalid and that the new management had the right to terminate employment.

Gilbert Rozon was not sentenced, the judge said it was a commitment against the Just for Laughs group, and the company said she was responsible for the contract.

The group Juste Pour Rier is represented by the law firm Blake, Cassells & Graydon, which is currently analyzing the file and considering all options following the ruling, said spokesman Matthew Rompre.