30-year employee fired after getting cancer

Court awards $55,000 in extra damages on top of 22 months’ notice to show its ‘repugnance’
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/20/2011

An Ontario employer must pay nearly two years’ salary plus $55,000 in extra damages to a long-term employee it fired after she reduced her hours and took medical leave for cancer treatment, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled.