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Workplace conflict or harassment: Nova Scotia arbitrator weighs in

Does piling boxes on a co-worker’s desk during a move constitute harassment? Does having your vehicle towed by your employer after you deliberately parked behind other vehicles, blocking them in, amount to intimidation? Does the employer have the right to change employee working hours to that of the posted hours of operation and in response

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Who guards the guardians? Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission makes costly procedural mistakes

“In my view, it would be contrary to the public interest for the Commission to avoid liability for costs in situations where it has mishandled a complaint to the degree seen in this case.” In Tessier v. Nova Scotia (Human Rights Commission) et al 2014 NSSC 65 (CanLII), the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (NSSC) ruled

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Nova Scotia Leon’s learns lesson: Policy and procedures are a priority

“I find that the policy in place at the time was not an effective discrimination and harassment policy with respect to racial discrimination. To be a reasonable policy, it would minimally require a definition of discrimination.” Having found the internal investigation seriously flawed in the matter of Cromwell v. Leon’s Furniture Limited (2014 CanLII 16399

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