Many would agree that a person’s employment is an integral part of one’s identity, as recognized by Justice Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada in Reference Re Public Service Employee Relations Act (Alta.),  1 S.C.R. 313, where he said:
The Court of Appeal recently set aside an award for aggravated damages in relation to an employee’s termination in Lau v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2017 BCCA 253. The appellate level decision clarified that mental distress is not a prerequisite for an award of aggravated damages.