More on Workers’ Compensation & Mental Distress Claims

As discussed in a recent post, amendments to Ontario’s workers’ compensation laws now allow for claims for workers’ compensation benefits based on claims for mental distress. This is having a severe impact on civil claims in which the employee has asserted “unfair conduct” leading to claims for aggravated damages due to emotional distress. There, are, […]

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Workers’ Compensation & Claims for Mental Stress

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act provides Ontario employees with insurance benefits for workplace illnesses or injuries, and in exchange for that coverage, it removes the right of an employee to bring a civil claim against their employer for said injuries. This is commonly understood for physical illnesses or injuries suffered on the job, but […]

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Ontario Superior Court Recognizes New Tort of Harassment

New Tort of Harassment The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Merrifield v A-G Canada has received much attention in the employment bar as it approved for the first time a tort claim for “harassment”. For reasons which follow, the decision will likely have modest impact on the employment law remedies. Further, given […]

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