VANCOUVER, B.C. (CN) - A former in-house producer with Rainmaker Entertainment claims in court that he was wrongfully fired while his wife suffered from cancer, while a bonus was pending based on the box office success of the upcoming animated feature "Escape From Planet Earth."
Luke Carroll claims in B.C. Supreme Court that Rainmaker Entertainment fired him via a letter back in February. But he kept working for the company until June 29, according to the complaint. The company allegedly only gave him one day off to search for another job after serving him the termination letter. Rainmaker knew that his wife suffered from anal cancer, the complaint states, but it still cut off his "critically important" benefits package.
Carroll seeks unspecified damages for breach of contract and wrongful dismissal and $30,000 for the "Escape From Planet Earth Box Office Bonus" if the criteria for the bonus are met. He is represented by Michael Korbin of Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy in Vancouver B.C.