Significant Damages of $200,000 for Reprisal and Assault in Termination Case

 A recent Ontario Superior Court decision has added more fuel to the fire of cases in which substantial damages have been awarded, over and above the normal severance claim. In this instance, once again, the employer could have easily reduced the damage award had it taken prompt and fair steps to investigate and act to […]

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No Termination Without Cause for Federally-Regulated Employees

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled 6-3 that employees of federally regulated industries, such as banks, telecommunications, and airlines, are now assured of a job for life unless there is just cause for termination or their position becomes redundant. Wilson v Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29. At common law, non-unionized […]

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