Lawyers often seem to forget this important aspect of Wallace Damages as they tend to focus on the mental distress element of the case. This case shows that it may be much more profitable to focus how the manner of the dismissal adversely affected the plaintiff’s employability.
In a unanimous decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that there is no tort of harassment in Ontario. In Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), the Court overturned the trial decision which had found that the tort did exist.
Here is a list of the cases which changed employment law in Canada in 2017 (in no particular order). Note that some of these cases are not yet published on CanLII and therefore, there is no link available.