Substantial Punitive Damages Awarded for Employer Conduct

A recent decision from British Columbia has awarded a substantial sum of punitive damages. Such an award is intended to punish for outrageous and intentional wrongdoing. It is usually quite difficult to obtain. On this occasion, the trial judge set the damage award at $110,000. Aggravated damages are also additional damage sums which are awarded […]

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The Employment Contract

A written employment contract can be an important issue in the employment relationship. There are a number of factors to consider whether this agreement is enforceable. It should not be presumed that the words on the paper are conclusive in determining your rights as an employee. The Contract May Limit a Termination Claim Often, an […]

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Google Fires Employee Who Wrote Memo In Defense Of Gender Stereotypes

In a case making headlines globally, Google engineer James Damore who wrote and distributed the now infamous memo titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” was fired by the Silicon Valley tech giant on Monday. . The Memo Parts of the ten-page memo, which was subtitled, “How bias clouds our thinking about diversity and inclusion”, argue that […]

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Man Terminated While Jailed Is Able To Keep His Job

A New Brunswick judge has ruled that a man who missed four months of work after being jailed for impaired driving can keep his job. A seventh impaired driving conviction leads to jail time The employee damaged a road sign while driving on November 11, 2015 and fled the scene. The next day he received […]

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