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Category: Workplace 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…

The Rights of Unionized Employees

By , August 14, 2017 8:20 am

Are you a unionized employee? Have you been terminated or have you experienced mistreatment in your workplace on the basis of your age, race, religious views, gender, sexual orientation or any other ground? It is important to remember that the rights and recourses available to unionized employees are different than those available to non-unionized employees. Continue Reading…

Are You Entitled to Damages if You are Harassed at Work?

By , March 17, 2017 10:22 am

The short answer is in some cases yes. Damages under the Ontario Human Rights Code You can obtain damages if you have been harassed because of your race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or because Continue Reading…

Can You Get Damages For Being Harassed at Work?

By , March 7, 2017 5:00 pm

Ontario‚Äôs Occupational Health & Safety Act outlaws workplace harassment but an employee cannot collect damages for being harassed at work under this law. In a recent case, an Ontario judge awarded an employee damages for being harassed. The tort of harassment has been recognized in Ontario but to my knowledge this is the first time 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…

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