Month: November 2017

B.C. Court of Appeal clarifies standard for award of aggravated damages based on mental distress in wrongful dismissal cases

The B.C. Court of Appeal recently reversed a lower court decision and ruled that the “ordinary psychological impact” one experiences upon being terminated from a job is not compensable as aggravated damages. The plaintiff, Mr. Lau, brought a wrongful dismissal action against Royal Bank of Canada and sought to recover aggravated damages for mental distress […]  Read more


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