On June 27, 2008 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Keays v. Honda Canada, the most anxiously awaited employment decision in recent memory. As will be seen, the Court took the occasion to clarify the approach that is to be taken when awarding damages in employment law. The method that was elaborated is principled, reasoned and has as its basis the historical jurisprudence that had, over time, been extended and altered by lower courts in its application. The Court took the occasion to pull back on the reigns and was quite critical of the some of the approach taken and findings made in the lower courts.

type Labour & Employment Alert - June 2008 - Supreme Court of Canada Decides the Keays v. Honda Canada Case