Court of Appeal Upholds Punitive and Moral Damage Awards

We reviewed in a recent post a case in which the trial judge awarded $200,000 in punitive damages and $100,000 in aggravated or moral damages for emotional distress. In a decision released this month[1], the Court of Appeal upheld a similar trial award of $100,000 and $25,000 in moral damages. The trial award of legal […]

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Recent Case awards $300,000 in Incremental Damages

A recent Ontario case has awarded the plaintiff employee the sum of $200,000 in punitive damages and a further sum of $100,000 in aggravated damages or damages for emotional distress.[1] He was also awarded an agreed severance payment of roughly $71,000 representing 6 months salary. The latter sum was not in contention. The Facts The […]

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The Job Interview

Often an employer will make oral statements intended to persuade or entice a prospective candidate to join its employment. These statements can be important for two reasons. Inducement The first is that where the employer takes the initiative to recruit an employee from secure employment, this is known as “inducement”. This can be an important […]

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