Wal-Mart Wins Union Closure Suit In Canada High Court

Law360, New York (November 30, 2009, 3:45 PM EST) -- Canada's highest court has handed Wal-Mart Canada Corp. a victory against former employees who claimed they were wrongly fired when the retail giant shuttered one of its Quebec locations, allegedly to put an end to the company's first union in North America.

In a split opinion the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that the ex-employees could not win their jobs back from a business that no longer exists, regardless of Wal-Mart's motives for closing its store in Jonquiere, Quebec.

The six justices who held the...
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