In December 2008, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded Marta Piresferreira, a former employee of Bell Mobility Inc., more than $500,000 in damages arising from an assault at the hands of her supervisor. The Court found the company and supervisor jointly liable for Piresferreira’s damages.
Then in May of this year, the Court of Appeal reversed the lower court decision. The reversal places limits on employees’ ability to hold an employer liable for causing emotional distress. The Appeal Court stated that employees may not make the charge of negligent infliction of mental suffering against an employer or supervisor for conduct in the course of employment.
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