Punitive damages can flow both ways

Investment advisor ordered to pay $18,000, including $5,000 in punitive damages, after he resigned and used confidential company information to lure business to his new employer
|Canadian Employment Law Today

The pages of

Canadian Employment Law Today

are often filled with stories of courts reaching into the deep pockets of employers to punish them for their behaviour. But occasionally a court will dip into the relatively shallow pockets of a worker to compensate his former employer for damages it suffered as a result of his actions.