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Category: Sexual harassment

#MeToo: Converting an online campaign into action

By , October 27, 2017 3:29 pm

Trigger Warning: This blog contains content about sexual harassment and abuse Following the bombshell reports of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, thousands of women have taken to social media to participate in the #MeToo campaign to share stories of harassment and abuse they have faced in their own lives. Having worked Continue Reading…

Sexual Harassment at Home: What Can You Do About an Inappropriate Landlord

By , September 26, 2017 11:00 am

Trigger Waring: this blog contains content about sexual harassment and violence Rental housing and accommodation is a protected social area under the Human Rights Code in Ontario. That means that you should not be subjected to sexual harassment or discrimination by the owner, superintendent, or landlord of your rental housing. However, in a recent decision Continue Reading…

Privacy Rights and the Disclosure of Intimate Details

By , February 3, 2017 9:00 am

January 2016 saw the Ontario Superior Court find that publishing a private intimate video of another could result in damages. In January 2017, the same court re-opened the decision allowing that Defendant a second opportunity to present his Defence. The Case In Jane Doe 464533 v. N.D., the Defendant posted an intimate video of his Continue Reading…

Why Asking Your Employee to go Clubbing Could Cost You

By , January 26, 2017 10:33 am

I hope by now you know that sexual harassment at work is against the law. If not, please see here and here. Despite this, sexual harassment is still pervasive in our workplaces. Where managers and employers often get themselves into trouble is the area of sexual solicitation. The Human Rights Code informs us that employees Continue Reading…

Sexual Harassment Found Even Though No Criminal Charges

By , August 26, 2016 8:20 am

As we have previously reported, employees may recover substantial damages from sexual harassment in the workplace. In a recent decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“the Tribunal”) awarded damages to an employee who was sexually harassed in a Barrie restaurant even though the criminal investigation lead to no charges. The Case In Granes v. Continue Reading…

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