Court awards punitive damages, calls employers actions ‘gross misconduct’

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Strangis v. Hub International Ltd., 2005 CarswellOnt 930 (Ont. S.C.J.)

An insurance executive was awarded $249,000 after an Ontario court found he had been constructively dismissed.

Gino Strangis worked for Hub International Ltd. from July 1995 to August 2003. For the last three years he was a commercial account executive selling commercial insurance.