Recent Issues

February 15, 2013

Wrongful Dismissal: Supervisor awarded 20 Months

When dismissing large numbers of employees, employers use widely different strategies.  Some employers choose to provide relatively fair severance proposals, negotiate if necessary, and minimize their […]
February 27, 2013

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Hate Speech Restrictions

The Supreme Court of Canada handed down a lengthy but fascinating decision today in the case of Saskatchewan (Human Rights commission) v. William Whatcott.  The case […]
March 8, 2013

Wrongful Dismissal: B.C. Court awards $100,000 in Punitive Damages

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has awarded punitive damages of $100,000 in a wrongful dismissal case.  In the case of Kelly v. Norsemont Mining Inc., […]
April 18, 2013

Non-Competition Clause Can Increase Wrongful Dismissal Damages Award

Will a court award extra damages in a wrongful case where the employee is subject to a non-competition clause?  A recent Ontario case held that this […]