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Punitive Damages on the Increase: Ontario Court Awards $550,000 to Wrongfully Dismissed Employee

November-1-2013

Lawyer Joe Conforti
Area Employment and Labour

Summary

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.

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