• New Cases Change the Rules for Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Cases
  • May 27, 2013 | Author: Mark E. Geiger
  • Law Firm: Blaney McMurtry LLP - Toronto Office
  • A little over eight years ago, McIsaac J. released the judgment in the now famous Keays v. Honda case. After 29 days of trial the court was convinced Mr. Keays had been very badly treated by his employer, Honda. The court awarded Wallace damages extending the notice period from15monthsto 24months because of the manner of dismissal. In addition, the court awarded $500,000 as punitive damages, a costs premium, and costs. On appeal, the Ontario Court of Appeal reduced the costs premium and the punitive damages award to $100,000.