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Employers behaving badly

Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Sarah Crossley

Two decisions of Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice are a keen reminder to employers that individuals should be treated fairly and with respect — during their employment and in the manner of their termination of employment.

In its decision of Strudwick v. Applied Consumer & Clinical Evaluations Inc. 2015 ONSC 3408, the court noted the employer’s “horrendous” conduct and awarded not only 24 months pay in lieu of notice but also punitive damages and damages for violations of Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

At the time of...