Teenage Intern Awarded $75,000 for Sexual Harassment

A recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has awarded a teenager employed as an unpaid intern at a tattoo parlour the sum of $75,000 in compensatory damages for sexual harassment. The owner of the business had pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the same conduct. The only issue was the amount of […]

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New Protection Given to Sexual Harassment Victim

The Ontario Superior Court has granted a unique right to a woman who had complained of inappropriate touching and sexual harassment. The Context The female employee had brought the alleged offensive action to the attention of the employer, which, in turn, terminated the employment of the wrongdoer. This person sued the employer for wrongful dismissal […]

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New High Water Mark for Human Rights Sexual Harassment Awards

There are several further principles which have emerged as guide posts for the determination of fair damage awards for emotional harm and injured feelings in human rights sexual harassment cases.   Setting the Award for Compensatory Damages – Sexual Harassment It has been generally accepted that the awards made in sexual harassment cases should be […]

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Sexual Harassment Claims and new Workers’ Compensation Law

Sexual Harassment & Workers’ Compensation The pending amendments to Ontario’s Workers’ Compensation Act, to be effective January 1, 2018 basically lowers the threshold for a claim based on emotional trauma where the worker has suffered “chronic or traumatic mental stress” arising out of and in the course of employment. This new law may have a […]

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