Is One Incident of Sexual Harassment Enough to Justify Employee Termination?

Sexual harassment is a serious offence and, in an employment context, can result in an employee’s termination. However, in a 2021 Alberta decision, the court determined that one incident of sexual harassment did not constitute just cause for the termination of an employee. Employee Terminated for Sexual Harassment The employee worked as a welder for […]

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Employee Awarded $170,000 by Human Rights Tribunal for Sexual Harassment and Assault

In a 2020 ruling, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal awarded an employee $170,000 for sexual harassment and assault, which was above and beyond the $100,000 she sought in her application. Employee Files Complaint for Sexual Harassment and Assault The employee worked as a care worker for the employer, who operates a series of group homes […]

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Federal Human Rights Award for Sexual Harassment

A Hamilton woman has recovered a damages award for sexual harassment against the Canada Revenue Agency. The complainant had worked for over 30 years as an appeals officer at the CRA Office in Hamilton. It was found that her immediate supervisor had sexually harassed her both at the workplace and on evenings and weekends away […]

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New Laws for Federal Employees Coming Soon

The Canada Labour Code (the “Code“) regulates businesses under federal jurisdiction such as television and radio stations, inter-provincial trucking companies, railroads, banks and the federal government itself. The employment of roughly 11% of Ontario’s workers falls within the scope of federal law. A number of important changes are due to come into effect soon, dealing […]

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