Amanda Lawrence-Patel Quoted in Canadian HR Reporter Article on Bill 26
Canadian HR Reporter quoted Hicks Morley’s Amanda Lawrence-Patel in an article titled, “Ottawa proposes big changes to tackle sexual abuse.”
Introduced on October 27, Bill 26, Strengthening Post-secondary Institutions and Students Act, 2022, concerns the sexual abuse of students by employees of publicly assisted universities and colleges of applied arts and technology.
If the bill passes as it is currently drafted, it will represent a meaningful change in terms of how employers address these kinds of acts of misconduct, says Amanda Lawrence-Patel.
“It may be that employers already have this kind of discipline or discharge in place for these sorts of acts, but I think when you’re looking at imposing the discipline and defending the discipline and potentially resolving any discipline, that could represent a meaningful change,” she says.