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Category Archives: Harassment

How to Enforce Your Employment Rights & What Happens if There is Reprisal

The majority of employees in this province are subject to employment laws such as the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”), and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) which have enshrined various rights of employees, and obligations of employers.  Some of the employment law rights and duties which repeatedly come up […]


Global Morning Show: Strategies for Dealing with Bully Bosses

Natalie appears on the Global Morning Show Toronto to discuss strategies employees can use to resolve harassment and bullying issues in the workplace. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)


The Latest Chapter in Employment Law: Bill 26 Proposes Statutorily-protected Domestic and Sexual Violence Leave

The Ontario provincial government continues its recognition of the impact of domestic violence on the workplace with Bill 26, which proposes amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Previous developments Bill 168, which came into force on June 15, 2010 as an amendment to the OHSA, established a requirement that employers […]


The Investigation Saga Continues

Sometimes I feel like a broken record (if you are old enough to know what that means), as I continue to tell our clients and anyone else who will listen that Investigations have become a key aspect of HR and HR Law, and Failing to investigate properly will expose organizations to substantial legal liability and bad PR. Two and a […]


Intolerance for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Only Grows

A recent Canadian HR Law blog post discussed two events in two different parts of the continent that occurred within two days of each other: on September 7, we learned that the Fox media Corporation was ordered to pay $20 million to Gretchen Carlson, who has made allegations that she was subjected to sexual harassment. The following day, Bill 132 […]


Curbing the Email Epidemic

Technology has connected the world, and completely changed the way we work. Along with providing a number of useful tools to make things easier, the dawn of the email age has provided an avenue for people to be “connected” at all times. Having access to email on smartphones, while handy, is often accompanied by the temptation to be available 24/7, […]


Global Morning Show: Harassment Settlement Between Fox News Anchor & Former Boss

Natalie appears on the Global Morning Show to discuss a sexual harassment settlement reached between a Fox News anchor and her former boss. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)


The Ministry of Labour Provides Additional Details on Bill 132

On August 12, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Labour published its “Code of Practice to Address Workplace Harassment under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act” (the “Code”). Given the rapidly approaching date upon which Bill 132 comes into force, and its extensive requirements, this guide to Bill 132 from the Ministry was anxiously awaited. The Code provides some helpful guidance […]


The Latest Chapter In Employment Law: Bill 132 & AODA

Welcome to a brand new monthly feature from Rudner MacDonald: The Latest Chapter in Employment Law. This will be a monthly blog post and email series that will discuss new developments in employment law, whether they be driven by legislative change or case law. If you are reading this but do not receive our monthly Newsletter, please sign up to be […]


The Perils of Workplace Romance: Hangout with Rudner MacDonald

Stuart discusses the risks of workplace romances, from both an employer and employee perspective. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)


Dealing with unfounded allegations of discrimination or harassment

My latest Canadian HR Law blog post deals with an unfortunate side to the substantial awareness we have seen in the last few years around workplace harassment: false and unfounded allegations. As we all know, workplace harassment has been at the front and center in recent years, with substantial media coverage of high-profile cases such as that involving Jian Ghomeshi. […]



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