Human Rights Damage Awards

Maritime Provinces

 

Nova Scotia
Slaunwhite v Bay Landing Dining Room 2005 Harassing conduct was verbal and physical $3,500
Davison v N.S. Construction Safety, upheld in the N.S. Court of Appeal 2006 One reason for the apparently low range of the awards is that medical evidence was not routinely offered, or at least this was suggested by the Nova Scotia Board of Inquiry.

Court of Appeal set aside $7,000 punitive damage award

$3,000 general damages and $3,000 for reprisal
Bennett v Hau’s Family Restaurant 2007 Range said to be between $1,000 to $5,000. $3,500
New Brunswick
Hooper v Dante’s Dance Club NB LEB

2006

Sexually offensive language and conduct $5,000
Tracey v Melanson’s; affirmed with respect to liability and damage award

 

NB QB

Feb 2007

Marital status $2,000
SWE v BK Aug 2007 Male complainant who was subjected to severe harassment by a male colleague. He woke up to discover the respondent committing fellatio upon him $15,000
Steeves v Woody’s Place Oct 2007 Verbal abuse and some touching $2,000
PEI
Reverend Gael Matheson v Presbytery of Prince Edward Island PEI HRC

2007

Gender discrimination and sexual harassment over an extended time period $50,000

An award of lost income of $425,000 was also made plus a pension loss.

Nfl & Labrador
S.R. v A Pastoral Charge Newl & Lab B of I

2018

Adverse treatment due to sexual orientation. $30,000

A further sum was also ordered for a prospective lost income claim of $2,430 and a claim for lost pension benefits of $1,750. A 10% contingent risk discount was applied. Also allowed was claim for the loss of an unpaid leave of $15,000. A further sum was awarded for mitigation expenses which included legal fees, meals, witness fees, cannabis prescriptions, use of vacation to attend hearings and contributions to pension and long term disability benefits in the sum of $6,300. A further sum of $15,000 was allowed for future psychological counseling