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Man sues Richmond-based golfers’ association for wrongful termination

The Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association of British Columbia has yet to respond
The Supreme Court of British Columbia

A man is suing the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association of British Columbia (PGA of BC) after his employment was terminated after almost 13 years.

According to court documents filed earlier this week, Donald Miyazaki, 40, began working at the PGA of BC on April 15, 2010. His contract was “partly oral and partly written.”

PGA of BC is based in Richmond on River Road near Gilbert Road.

Miyazaki’s responsibilities included overseeing the association’s administration, operations and finances and representing the B.C. region in the national PGA organization. According to Miyazaki, he was earning “well over $100,000 per year” including salary, commissions and other benefits before his employment was terminated in January this year.

He claimed the termination was “without cause and without reasonable notice” and was a breach of his contract. He also claimed the association failed to provide a reasonable notice period or pay in lieu of the notice.

Miyazaki launched the civil action at the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on April 18. The PGA of BC has yet to respond but will have to do so within 21 days of being served the notice of civil claim.

Miyazaki is seeking compensation for the alleged loss of “salary, health benefits, cellphone allowance and other compensation from his employment,” reads the court documents.

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