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Canadian employment law heats up

Encouraged, no doubt, by the example set south of the border, Canada is experiencing a boom in wage-hour, discrimination and harassment suits, reports the Financial Post: "Employers are increasingly finding themselves being punished with expensive fines, court awards and tribunal rulings for infractions that several years ago would not have been considered in a legal forum." Easing of class-action procedure has facilitated suits as well, and of particular concern is a bill being introduced in the Ontario legislature that would remove limits on punitive damages in suits against employers, as well as authorizing courts to order employees reinstated and encouraging claims in other ways.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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