The damages formerly known as Wallace — 1 year later

Courts gradually adopting Supreme Court’s standard set in Keays but sometimes old ways die hard
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/21/2009

Wallace damages in the rear-view mirror?

The Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in the landmark employment law case Keays v. Honda Canada on June 28, 2008. In the decision, the court essentially scrapped extension of the reasonable notice period as compensation for bad-faith conduct by the employer in the course of termination and said bad-faith damages should reflect any actual loss experienced by the terminated employee.