Canada’s Supreme Court rules in favor of the retail giant.
Toronto, Canada (WiredPRNews.com) – Canada’s high court has ruled in favor of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a case regarding the closing of a store in Quebec. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision Friday that the retail giant had a legal right to shut down its Jonquiere store, which was opened in 2001, and lay off over 100 employees, after it was sued by a union to halt the action.
Justice Ian Binnie is quoted by the AP as stating of its 6-3 decision that the court, “endorsed the view that no legislation obliges an employer to remain in business” and “the closure did not constitute an unfair labor practice aimed at hindering the union or the employees from exercising rights under the labor code.”
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