Category: Sexual harassment

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…

Physical Assault and Trans Slurs Compensated With Only $15,000

By , May 3, 2016 11:25 am

Unlike several US states, in Ontario, individuals may use the washroom of their gender identity, not biology. Despite this protection, transgendered Ontarians continue to experience horrific treatment from some establishments. A recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”), illustrates the ongoing battle Trans persons face. The Case In Lewis v. Sugar Daddys Continue Reading…

Miscarriage as Disability: Rights for Women Who Experience Pregnancy Loss

By , April 6, 2016 8:00 am

A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“the Tribunal”) has reclassified miscarriage from a solely gender-based issue to one of disability. The Decision In Mou v. MHPM Project Leaders, the Respondent requested the Tribunal dismiss the application because Ms. Mou had failed to demonstrate that she had a disability.  Ms. Mou was Continue Reading…

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