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Training and Education a Key Factor in the Battle Against Sexual Harassment According to House of Commons Study

As employment lawyers, we are acutely aware of the value of training and education. This is why it is one of the centerpieces of our firm. Whether we are providing training on how to conduct a workplace investigation or on how to identify human rights issues, we know, based on what our clients tell us,

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No Discrimination = Human Rights Damages? It Can if There Was No Investigation.

Deen Morgan believed that he was targeted at work because of his skin colour.  His employer did not agree but it dismissed Mr. Morgan’s concerns and instead found a reason to terminate his employment.  When he took his complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “HRTO”), they ruled in a decision released last

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Life After Reinstatement

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) has recently shown that an employee can be reinstated, even if a decade has passed since their dismissal, when the dismissal was discriminatory. After working for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the “School Board”) for 13 years, Sharon Fair developed a generalized anxiety disorder, and was off work

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Workplace Violence and Harassment Compliance: A Tragic Reminder

On September 15, 2012, a Toronto gas station attendant was killed after reportedly being dragged and run down by the vehicle of a customer who was attempting to leave the station without paying for fuel. This incident is a tragic example of the type of workplace violence that motivated the Bill 168 amendments to the

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