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.
At almost 100 pages, Galea is a hefty case with many facets not touched upon in the above summary. That said, it marks the latest in a trend of Ontario courts issuing ever higher awards for bad employer conduct in both dismissal and subsequent litigation.
The question of whether medical evidence is required to prove damages in bad faith dismissals is one that courts across Canada have struggled with for some time. Welcome guidance was provided by the Supreme Court of Canada this past summer.