Lauri Reesor Quoted in Benefits Canada on #MeToo in the Workplace

Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Lauri Ressor in a May 11, 2018 article titled “A Workplace Guide for the #MeToo Era.” With the #MeToo movement in full swing in recent months mostly focused on high-profile cases of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and the political sphere, Benefits Canada discusses what employers should be doing to respond to a new reality of zero tolerance for misbehaviour.

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…