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Rehiring the man who had sexually harassed her over a decade before, triggers employee’s constructive dismissal

Constructive dismissal cases are tricky. The onus is on the employee to prove her case, often in the face of strong opposition from the employer. Moreover, the test is an objective one.  It is not the employee’s subjective assessment of the workplace conditions that rules the day.  Rather, it is the legal decision maker’s assessment

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Fire at the Roots: Tackling Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

It has been less than two years since Madame Justice Marie Deschamps released her report in which she described an “underlying sexualized culture in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) that is hostile to women and LGBTQ members […],” and called for “broad-scale cultural reform,” among other things. In response, the CAF established “Operation Honour” and

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What We Know and What We Don’t Know About the RCMP Sexual Harassment Class Action Settlement

Yesterday, in a much publicized press conference, the RCMP and the federal government announced that they had reached an agreement to settle a class action law suit in which some 500 current and former female RCMP employees claimed that they had been sexually harassed on the job. The agreement is subject to Federal Court approval,

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Search “Sexual Harassment and Restaurant” on CanLII: Get 775 Results!

I did this search this morning as an experiment.  While not all the cases reported on CanLII[1] dealt with sexual harassment of an employee working a restaurant, many did.  By way of a simplistic comparison, the search term “Sexual Harassment and Dentists” yielded 166 results. A quick review of the restaurant cases revealed a number

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