The plaintiff employee in Lemyre v. Residential Energy Savings Products Inc. (2020 ONSC 7866) successfully brought a claim for wrongful dismissal damages against her former employer. At trial, the court awarded to the plaintiff $41,000.00 in damages.
wrongful dismissal litigation
It is important for businesses to carefully consider their response to an employee’s wrongful dismissal claim.
In the wake of the Divisional Court’s decision in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board v Fair, human rights damages have been a hot topic. As you may recall, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario awarded significant damages in that decision which included an award of back pay for a period of approximately 10 years.