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What’s love got to do with it? How to manage workplace romance

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been all over the news lately. Most people are hopefully getting the message that harassment in all its forms, including vexatious comments and non-consensual touching, is unacceptable. Employers need to keep in mind, however, that even consensual workplace relationships can come with a host of problems. Although they are

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Emojis, exclamation points, and ALL-CAPS: The pet-peeves and pitfalls of inter-office emails

In my time as an investigator, I have noticed a theme that arises in many workplace harassment investigations: Emails cause problems. I know what you’re thinking – almost every workplace relies on email! How can people communicate without it? To be clear, I am not advocating for an end to email in the workplace. However,

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There’s an app for that, but should you use it? How technology can (and can’t) assist in combating workplace harassment

In 2017, technology is a part of our everyday experience. In a world where Amazon has replaced the corner store and Tinder has replaced the local bar, it’s not surprising that businesses are now turning to apps and artificial intelligence to assist with workplace harassment reporting and investigations. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify potentially

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Municipal integrity commissioners and workplace investigators: Who does what when council members are accused of harassment?

Bill 68, the Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017, received Royal Assent on May 30, 2017. One of the biggest changes introduced by the Bill is the requirement that all municipalities in Ontario have a Code of Conduct and either appoint an Integrity Commissioner, or make arrangements for the Commissioner of another municipality to fulfill

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