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Ho ho ho hold it – When does celebrating Christmas in the workplace cross a line?

This time of year we find ourselves answering questions about what type of workplace celebrations are appropriate. Is wishing colleagues “Merry Christmas” a neutral greeting or is it offensive?  Is it acceptable to have a Christmas tree in the office?  Is Secret Santa a human rights problem? The reality is that not everyone celebrates Christmas.

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You started it! When the victim is the instigator of harassment

We often hear from our clients, or through the course of investigations, that the incidents now being alleged to be harassment are part of the workplace culture, and that an employee’s active participation in the harassing behaviour means that the conduct should not constitute harassment for that employee. Is the employee’s participation in the harassing

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