Human Rights Damage Awards

Similar Damage Claims for Sexual Abuse in Non-employment Cases

Case Court Year Summary Award
Rosenthal v Rosenthal OSC 2014 Sexual abuse by parent General damages inclusive of aggravated damages $18,000, $450,000 past income loss, $45,000 future income loss, 30,000 punitive damages. The case was undefended.
A.B. v C.D. BCSC 2011 Sexual touching by teacher to student General damages of $50,000, damages for loss of future earning capacity of $30,000, special damages of $10,045, and future care expenses of $20,000.
R.B. v E.S. OSC 2017 Plaintiff sexually abused by her criminal lawyer. Single instance of non-consensual physical abuse. $70,000 general damages, $5,000 future counselling
Kauk v Dickson OSC 2005 Plaintiff was viciously attached and sexually assaulted after leaving a bar. Defendant was sentenced to 8 yrs in jail. $75,000 general damages.
Kauk v Dickson OCA OCA Claim against bar failed as event was not foreseeable  
B.M.G. v Nova Scotia NS CA 2007 Sexual assault in non-employment context $80,000 in general damages inclusive of aggravated damages, $500,000 for past and future income loss.
Paton v Phaure 2002 Carswell Ont 2389 OSC Plaintiff who was driven to a deserted area and sexually assaulted. $75,000 general and $20,000 aggravated damages.
D.M. v W.W. OSC 2013 Claim of sexual abuse as a 12 year old against uncle $95,000 general damages, $30,000 punitive damages, $85,000 loss of earning capacity, $10,000 future care and substantial indemnity costs. The damage assessment was undefended.
Doe 464533 v N.D. OSC 2016 Posting of intimate video on pornographic website $100,000 general damages
Shulz v Attorney-General and upheld on appeal although no issue of liability on appeal BC CA 2006 The claim based on verbally abusive conduct, not sexual harassment. Negligent infliction of mental suffering $125,000 general damages, $600,000 future income loss, $225,00 past income loss
L.M.M. v Nova Scotia NS CA 2011 Sexual assault in non-employment context against same defendants as above in parallel case (B.M.G. v Nova Scotia) $125,000 for general damages, $250,000 for lost income and $60,000 future counselling. The Appeal allowed the future counselling which was neither denied nor awarded at trial.
Evans v Sproule 2008 Sexual assault by police officer in cruiser while on duty. The plaintiff suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression requiring medical treatment. $150,000 general and aggravated damages, $40,000 lost earning capacity, $12,342 future therapy costs and $25,000 punitive damages.
B.E.S. v MacDougall 2018 BCSC Plaintiff sexually abused in prison, subjected to violent sexual attack, including forced anal intercourse. $150,000 in general damages and $25,000 for future care
Whitfield v Whitfield OSC 2014 Prolonged period of sexual abuse by sibling. $250,000 general damages, $50,000 punitive, special damages of $54,200
C.O. v Williamson OSC 2020 Student sexually assaulted by teacher $300,000 in general damages, $100,000 against personal defendant (unrepresented at trial); court expressed view it would have awarded $150,000 but $100,000 was the sum requested; $200,000 awarded for prospective lost income claim, described as loss of competitive advantage;
Waters v Bains BCSC 2008 Sexual abuse by aunt and uncle. $325,000 general damages, $80,000 punitive, $10,000 costs of future care
MacLeod v Marshall OCA upholds jury award; leave application dismissed OCA 2019 prolonged sexual abuse of child by priest $350,000 in general damages, separate award of aggravated damages of $75,000, $500,000 in punitive damages, past and future lost income claim of $1.6 million;