Is there any ambiguity in clause 16 of a contract that provides severance pay for employees who are terminated without just cause?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Damani v. Stuart Olson Construction Ltd., 2015 BCSC 2322 (CanLII):

Unlike the contract in Dodich v. Leisure Care Canada, 2006 BCSC 93, clause 16 is not rendered ambiguous by the inclusion of a guarantee of severance pay that has no clear maximum amount. Instead, clause 16 provides that the amount required to be paid under the applicable employment standards legislation is the upper limit for any compensation for termination without just cause.

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