Nadine Zacks Quoted in Benefits Canada on Sexual Harassment Claim by University Employee
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.
Nadine commented on the court’s decision to grant the university and other parties anonymity, since this is somewhat unusual in these circumstances. “Certainly, in my practice, there are countless times that allegations are made and are unfounded at the outset […] often, there hasn’t been a hearing on them, and there isn’t any real opportunity to have that anonymized or confidential at the outset and decisions are made, often preliminary administrative decisions. But that means anyone doing a search of that individual’s name who may have been individually named in a claim, their name will come up, with no context,” Nadine said. “While an anonymous proceeding is an advantage to employers, it’s not very common,” she added.