Employees Can Claim Constructive Dismissal for Workplace Harassment and Bullying

Constructive Dismissal for Workplace Harassment and Bullying

Employees Can Claim Constructive Dismissal for Workplace Harassment and Bullying As many of our readers know, The Workplace Safety Insurance Act, 1997 (“WSIA” or “the Act”) provides employers with insurance against certain workplace injuries. Employees injured in a workplace governed by the WSIA receive benefits under the Act. In lieu, the injured employer is generally statute barred from commencing a claim against the employer […]

The New Virtual Reality: Harassment In The Work From Home Age

Harassment Work From Home Age

The New Virtual Reality: Harassment In The Work From Home Age You have been asked to present to your company over Zoom. The presentation is going well, and you skillfully ignore your cell phone buzzing quietly on your desk. After you finish to strong applause, you finally get the chance to exhale and check your […]

Out of this World – What We Can Learn from Julie Payette

Julie Payette

Out of this World – What We Can Learn from Julie Payette “Yelling, screaming, aggressive conduct, demeaning comments and public humiliations.” These were some of the words used by staff members at Rideau Hall to describe their working environment under the leadership of Canada’s former Governor General Julie Payette and her Secretary, Assunta Di Lorenzo.  […]

Red, White, and Even Blue…Just Not in The Office

We’ve just come through a major US election, one which polarized not just that country but held much of the world in its grasp. Rarely have two parties shown such a deep divide in their ideas and beliefs, which has led in turn to a divisive political climate. Even in Canada, it is difficult to […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Requirements for Employers under Bill 132

Harassment of any kind has no place in the workplace. Employers are legally obligated to ensure the work environment is safe and free from any form of workplace harassment or workplace sexual harassment. With Bill 132 coming into effect September 8, 2016, it is important for you to be aware of the expanded definition of harassment along with […]

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 […]

Risky Business: How to Keep the Bedroom out of the Boardroom

The line between personal and professional lives has gotten blurry. With increased social media usage in the workplace (read more about that on our blog here), and business communications now accessed by smartphones around the clock, it has become harder and harder to keep the two worlds separate. Yet when it comes to relationships in […]