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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

Writing policies and procedures in the era of #MeToo

With the second anniversary of the Bill 132 changes fast approaching (September 2018), my hope is that organizations can use some of this insight to shape future iterations of their own workplace harassment policies which, pursuant to the legislation, must be reviewed on (at least) an annual basis.

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Restorative approaches to harassment and sexual violence in post-secondary institutions

As a result of Bill 132 coming into force one year ago, colleges and universities in Ontario now have stand-alone policies on sexual violence that outline their institutional responses to addressing complaints of sexual violence.  In addition to the availability of a formal investigation, the majority of these policies also make reference to the possibility

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Bill 132: One year later postscript

Thank you so much for attending our webcast. We really enjoyed getting the chance to review the impact of Bill 132 and to imagine how it has, and will continue, to change workplaces. Since our broadcast we have found one more case that illustrates the impact of this bill on workplace harassment. In Toronto Community

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He said, she said: Assessing credibility and Bill 132

With Bill 132 set to become law on September 8, 2016 for employers, and, January 1, 2017 for colleges and universities, organizations will have a statutory obligation to investigate workplace sexual harassment and sexual violence allegations and report on the findings. As the Bill 132 changes appertain to colleges and universities, sexual violence is defined

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New regulation for colleges and universities under Bill 132: Some answers, but more questions

As I noted in my previous blog post, Bill 132 imposes a number of obligations on colleges and universities regarding sexual violence and harassment through amendments to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act. As of January 1, 2017, publicly-funded universities and colleges will each be required to have a sexual violence policy in

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Consent and Bill 132: What changes? Nothing

With Bill 132 set to come into effect on September 8, 2016, and January 2017 for universities and colleges, there is a great deal of work that organizations are required to do, including drafting policies, establishing investigation procedures, and training staff. Given the usual complexities of investigating sexual violence, one of the central areas of

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