Punitive Damages on the Increase: Ontario Court Awards $550,000 to Wrongfully Dismissed Employee
|Area||Employment and Labour|
Article originally published in Volume XVII, No. 4 (2012) edition of Executive Employment
Excerpt from "Punitive Damages on the Increase: Ontario Court Awards $550,000 to Wrongfully Dismissed Employee":
Punitive damages are available in breach of contract cases, including to wrongfully dismissed employees.' However, they are uncommon and, even when awarded, have tended to be for comparatively modest amounts, rarely exceeding $50,000.