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Bad Faith Dismissal and Increased Damages


Lawyer Joe Conforti
Area Employment and Labour


Article originally published in Executive Employment, January 2002

Excerpt from "Bad Faith Dismissal and Increased Damages":

Two key principles underlie current Canadian employment law.  Firstly, in the typical workplace relationship, virtually all facets of an employment relationship are informed by "an unequal balance of power" such that employees comprise a "vulnerable group in society." 

Secondly, the status of being employed is of paramount societal importance; in the words of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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