Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada held that a teacher committed the crime of voyeurism by surreptitiously recording images of female high school students. In finding that the students had a reasonable expectation of privacy, the Court relied on the trust imposed on teachers and the need for a safe and orderly school environment – a positive for school boards.
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On January 15, 2019 the federal government announced proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act (ITA), Employment Insurance Act (EI Act) and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) that would more readily facilitate the correction of salary overpayments made to employees.
Your new hire is alleging that she was sexually harassed by the VP Sales Canada at an industry event – and before you can investigate, the incident goes viral. You know how to run an investigation, but how will you manage everything else about the incident? And what happens when things go off the rails?
Dan Michaluk is a lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office who regularly acts for management in a range of matters related to information security, cyber security and data management, anti-spam (CASL), privacy and freedom of information. He has recently been honoured with the 2018 Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Mid-Career Excellence in the practice area of Computer and IT law.View All Lawyers
In this video, Frank Cesario discusses five of the key differentiating factors about Canadian litigation that U.S. organizations should be aware of including: damages, document production and discovery, costs, mandatory mediation and differences in court structure.Watch Video
A sexual harassment incident can occur anywhere, anytime. In the social media era, reputational harm may arise the moment an allegation surfaces – and escalate quickly. Ensuring your organization is poised to respond in a timely, appropriate way can significantly impact outcomes, but getting one step ahead may help avoid incidents altogether.Learn More
All Ontario colleges and universities have an important task to complete soon. They must conduct a review of their sexual violence policies, and this review must consider student input.
In a recent decision released by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Tribunal found that an employer discriminated against the Applicant, a personal support worker, by failing to accommodate her special childcare needs. The Tribunal found that the Applicant’s employment was terminated at least in part because she was unable to offer more flexible hours due to her childcare obligations. The Tribunal awarded a remedy of $30,000 in compensation for injury to the Applicant’s dignity, feelings and self-respect.
Heather Ritchie Authors Blog Post on Leveraging Library & Knowledge Management Teams for ILTA and Was Featured on 3 Geeks and a Law Blog Podcast
The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) published an blog post by Hicks Morley’s Chief Knowledge and Business Development Officer, Heather Ritchie, on February 5, 2019 titled, “12 Ways Marketing & Business Development Can Leverage Library & Knowledge Management Teams.”
The Lawyer’s Daily has featured Hicks Morley’s Accommodation Training Workshop program in an article published on February 13, 2019. Stephanie Ramsay, a lawyer and co-presenter for the Accommodation Training Workshop stated, “One of the top items on the agenda [of our training session] will be gender identity — an area of uncharted waters for some employers […] Certainly,…
Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Nadine Zacks in a January 23, 2019 article titled “B.C. University Employee Alleges Sexual Harassment, University Denies Claim.” The article discusses a sexual harassment claim at a university in British Columbia, brought by a female employee against her male colleague.