Play nice or pay the punitive price: When an employer haunts an employee

Courts have shown little patience for employers that don’t treat employees properly during termination. But they have even less patience for employers that act vindictively after the termination. The Bank of Nova Scotia was ordered to pay one of its former branch managers $25,000 in punitive damages on top of 30 months’ pay in lieu of notice by an Ontario court
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Courts have shown little patience for employers that don’t treat employees properly during termination. Since the Supreme Court’s landmark

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decision in 1997, courts have been punishing rogue employers for bad-faith in the manner a termination is handled.