Does a common law husband of an employee who has been dismissed for wrongful dismissal have to sue the employer for damages?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Crawley v. Trans-Power Construction Ltd., 1996 CanLII 1468 (BC SC):

In Laverty v. Cooper Plating Inc. 17 CCEL 44, the same general principles were applied where the common law husband of the dismissed employee was operating a business in direct competition with the employer. The action of the employee for damages for wrongful dismissal was dismissed.

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