Court slashes damages for Bell manager’s assault

$500,000 award reduced but employer still liable for manager’s push of employee
By Daniel Lublin and Ellen Low
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 06/30/2010

In response to a workplace complaint, many employers blithely “investigate,” assuming their legal obligations will be met. However, the Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed that a poorly run investigation can render an employer vulnerable for considerable damages.