Category: Harassment & Discrimination
Under the leadership of Toronto’s new Mayor Olivia Chow, Toronto add its voice to the growing list of Ontario municipalities to commit to taking action to end gender-based violence and intimate partner violence.
Union officials provide essential services to their members, supporting workers when they have issues with their employers and representing them at difficult times. But there are unfortunately situations where they are subject to harassing behaviour or comments. Ben Piper looks at the mechanisms available to deal with harassment in these situations.
Regulating stronger personal harassment protections under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
Erin Sobat’s new article in the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal examines Ontario’s current workplace harassment laws, and argues that simply requiring employer harassment policies and internal investigations will not stop harassment in workplaces where protection is needed most.
It can be extremely difficult for unions to navigate situations where a member files a harassment or
discrimination complaint against another member. Chris Donovan and Gabe Hoogers explore a union’s
responsibilities and the duty of fair representation in those circumstances.
February 24 is Pink Shirt Day, a day of action against bullying. At Goldblatt Partners, our labour and employment lawyers frequently help clients deal with workplace harassment and bullying. In this post, we take you through some of the hard but practical considerations you should think about if you are being harassed at work.