Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Overview In an evolving workplace landscape and the recent focus on the #MeToo movement, companies must ensure that they are aware, diligent and proactive around the laws regarding workplace and sexual harassment. At the presentation, we will briefly review the state of the law and the recent changes made. Further, we will explore best practices…

Court Finds Employer Took Appropriate Steps to Change Terms of Employment – No Constructive Dismissal

In Lancia v. Park Dentistry, the Ontario Superior Court found that an employer who wished to change the terms of employment did not constructively dismiss a long-term employee because she was provided with 18 months’ working notice as well as a new contract with a signing bonus. The plaintiff worked as dental hygienist for the…

Catherine Peters Discussed Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace with Views on the #MeToo Campaign with The Globe and Mail

On December 5, 2017 Hicks Morley’s Catherine Peters participated in a recorded Roundtable discussion as part of the #AfterMeToo symposium, which was organized by a group of entertainment industry participants, including Mia Kirshner, Canadian actor, writer and social activist whose willingness to share her personal experience of sexual harassment by entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein has sparked a movement for institutional change.

Court Rules Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Manager Outside Scope of Release with Employer

In Watson v The Governing Council of the Salvation Army, the plaintiff sued her former manager (Manager) for sexual harassment after having already settled the termination of her employment with her former employer, the Salvation Army. In her statement of claim, she sought a damage award for negligence, intentional infliction of emotional harm and breach…

2018 Ottawa Client Conference / Conférence pour clients 2018

Register / S’inscrire Cost: Complimentary   Lead with Knowledge Change is a constant in the human resources world: ongoing developments in the law, whether through new legislation or the courts, and the rapid evolution of best practices create a fast-paced learning environment for human resources professionals. Recent examples of such changes are in the areas of…