Advantage CPD: Bad Faith Damages – How Employers Can Avoid and Defend These Claims

Event Details

May 18, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET

Zoom Webinar

Please note registration for this event is now closed.

Fee: Complimentary


In this session we will discuss what constitutes bad faith in the employment context, and how it applies to different phases of the employment relationship. We will address employer conduct leading up to termination, at the time of termination, during the post-termination period and during litigation—each of which can have an effect on an award for bad faith damages.


In this Advantage CPD webinar, we will focus on how to prevent and/or defend against claims of bad faith in employment litigation including those related to:

  • workplace investigations;
  • the manner of termination;
  • breaches of statute and minimum standards legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000;
  • COVID-related claims, including medical and religious exemption requests from mandatory vaccination policies.

We will also cover termination letters, letters of reference, negotiating settlements and release, and litigation conduct.

Learning Objectives

You will learn how to avoid common pitfalls that can result in successful claims for bad faith damages in employment-related litigation, which are normally in addition to damages for wrongful dismissal. You will also learn how to best defend claims.

Hicks Morley will endeavour to accommodate guests with a disability in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.



This program has been approved for 1 hour(s) of Continuing Professional Development by the Human Resources Professional Association.
For members of the Law Society of Ontario, this program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour(s).


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