Constructive dismissal upheld but punitive damages denied

Employee awarded 14 months’ notice after demotion but employer’s actions not deserving of extra punishment
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 01/12/2011

A British Columbia employer constructively dismissed an employee who was given a lower position after it took over the employee’s former employer, the Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled. However, the employer’s actions were not inappropriate or egregious enough to warrant punitive damages.