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Category: Sexual harassment

Increased Federal Protections Against Harassment and Violence

By , October 12, 2018 12:18 pm

The Federal government is consulting the public on changes to the Canada Labour Code (CLC) to increase protections against harassment and violence. Federally regulated employees, like those who work for banks, airlines, telecom or national transportation companies are covered by the  CLC. The government proposes to set solid guidelines in order to resolve and prevent Continue Reading…

Increasing Damages for Sexual Assault in the Workplace

By , June 23, 2018 10:32 am

On average, damages awarded to an employee for a breach of the Human Rights Code, remain relatively low, typically $10,000 to $15,000. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recognizes that low-value awards for discrimination and harassment create a license to discriminate. Following that message, it recently released two significant decisions that reflect a willingness to Continue Reading…

Broader Protections from Harassment While Working

By , February 9, 2018 12:31 pm

Recently, the Supreme Court recognized the changing nature of employment relationships and that harassment and discrimination can occur at work whether coming from a boss, co-worker, or fellow contractor. The Case In British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62 Mohammadreza Sheikhzadeh-Mashgoul worked as a civil engineer consultant.  He worked on a job Continue Reading…

#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…

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