November 14, 2021

New Article:

Sexual Harassment Without Remorse


The Ontario Court of Appeal found an employer had just cause to terminate an employee for sexual harassment given his refusal to acknowledge his behaviour and take corrective action. In Huckso v. A.O. Smith Enterprises Limited a 20 year employee (the “Respondent” in the investigation) made a number of suggestive remarks to a female colleague […]

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October 28, 2021

New Article:

Chicago Blackhawks Cover-Up


How would your organization respond to a complaint of sexual assault? In 2010, just before the Stanley Cup Final, the Chicago Blackhawks received a complaint of sexual assault by a player against the team’s video coach.  According to the investigation report, the leadership team met to discuss the complaint and decided it was not something […]

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October 19, 2021

New Article:

Conflict of Interest in Workplace Investigations


The decision in Magna International Inc., [2019] O.L.R.D. No. 3687, demonstrates the complications that can arise when workplace investigations are not conducted by a neutral investigator or third-party. In Magna, an employee made a workplace harassment complaint against a colleague that included allegations of hostile behaviour. Magna’s Human Resources Manager investigated the complaint in accordance […]

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October 4, 2021

New Article:

Bill C-65 – What First Nation Organizations Need to Know


Bill C-65 introduced changes to the Canada Labour Code requiring employers to prevent harassment and violence in the workplace. This article provides a summary of the key requirements for your organization.  For more detail, please join us for a webinar on November 4, 2021 to discuss these obligations in more detail. You can click here […]

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September 30, 2021

Upcoming Webinar:

Bill C-65: What First Nation Organizations Need to Know


Does your organization have a workplace harassment and violence policy? Are you able to conduct a Workplace Assessment and effectively conduct a Workplace Investigation? Join us on November 4, 2021 at 1pm EST for an update on what you need in place to comply with Bill C-65. Please click here to be added to our webinar guest list and sign up for […]

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September 30, 2021

Upcoming Webinar:

Vaccine Policy


As employers navigate the challenges of bringing employees back to the workplace, a vaccine policy is a key tool to set expectations and consequences for non-compliance. Please join us on October 29, 2021 at 1pm EST to learn about what terms to include in your vaccine policy, how to avoid triggering a human rights complaint, and how […]

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September 30, 2021

Upcoming Webinar:

Vaccine Policy for First Nation Organizations


As employers navigate the challenges of bringing employees back to the workplace, a vaccine policy is a key tool to set expectations and consequences for non-compliance. Please join us on October 22, 2021 to learn about what terms to include in your vaccine policy, how to avoid triggering a human rights complaint, and how to better engage […]

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July 31, 2020

Upcoming Webinar:

Phase 3: What Does That Mean For Employers?


We will review Ontario’s Stage 3 and common questions that have been raised as employers determine if ‘work from home’ is a trend or something that is here to stay.  We will also discuss Health Canada’s new Contact Tracing App and its implications for the workplace. Please click here to be added to our webinar guest list and sign up […]

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June 2, 2020

New Article:

Infectious Disease Emergency Leave


On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government enacted a new regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that significantly alters the rules around temporary lay-offs for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency. O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave, protects employers by deeming employees who have been laid off during the Covid-19 […]

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