Moving Forward After #METOO: Building A Safe & Respectful Workplace

By: Jordan Rodney & Nicole Mast Kusch in Dialogue Magazine   Building a Safe and Respectful Workplace  At its peak, the #MeToo movement was all over the internet, TV and radio. It seemed that everywhere you turned, new and serious allegations surrounding your favourite stars and business leaders were coming to the forefront. Although the movement […]

Domestic or sexual harassment leaves: A natural evolution

By: Miriam Anbar| Lawyer’s Daily As the #MeToo movement went viral at the end of 2017, workplaces across the country took note. Times were changing, and employers needed to embark on a new era of workplace policies and conduct — whether or not they were ready for it. The year 2018 introduced a number of […]

Social media still grey zone for HR departments: Caution is advised

By: Miriam Anbar for The Lawyer’s Daily | Spider-Man first appeared in 1962 in Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy No.15. While much has changed since the 1960s, one line from the comic still holds true today — “With great power, comes great responsibility”… Read more →

International Day of Mourning a reminder to keep employees healthy and safe

By: Miriam Anbar for The Lawyers Daily | Years ago, employees used to take on safety-sensitive jobs such as mining or railroad work knowing that there was a risk to their health or safety and assuming the risks inherent with that occupation. In recent years there has been a shift in both mentality and legislation […]

Workplace Investigations in the Wake of #MeToo

By: Miriam Anbar for TLOMA Today | Nearly one and a half years after Bill 132 became legislation in Ontario, it is startling to learn how many companies still do not have policies and protocols in place as mandated by the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), […]

A Toxic Environment in Tinseltown

Written by: Arjun Dhir In the wake of a string of accusations ranging from assault and sexual harassment to rape, The Weinstein Company recently announced that it has fired its co-founder, Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Over the past three decades, Weinstein was one of Hollywood’s most powerful and influential executives, as his movies have […]

Did the Employee Quit? When a Resignation is actually a Termination.

Consider you have a disgruntled employee working for you and you suspect he wants to quit.  However, you are also prepared to terminate him.  One day, the employee verbally mentions to you that they might just get up and leave, so you tell them to go ahead. Three weeks later, a lawyer’s letter lands on […]

Anyone Can be a Target: Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What do you think about when you hear the term “sexual harassment”? Sexual harassment in employment is often believed to involve unwanted comments, contact or attention towards females by male perpetrators. Sexual harassment may be thought of in this way as a result of statistics that have shown there to be more reports of sexual […]