What happens after the trial…

Damages aren’t the only things employers need to worry about — costs can also be punishing, as Honda found out to the tune of $610,000
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Employment Law Today

The recent court decision in the case of

Keays v. Honda Canada Inc.

made headlines due to the extensive damages awarded to Kevin Keays. Specifically, Keays, who was found to have been wrongfully dismissed, was awarded 24 months’ notice, plus an additional $500,000 in punitive damages. The punitive damages portion of the award dwarfed any previous award of that type in a wrongful dismissal claim. Although this decision has met with some skepticism, it certainly came to the attention of HR professionals across the country.