Racist Remarks Cannot be Excused as “Mere Shoptalk”
An Ontario arbitration decision makes clear that racist language – whether directed at a specific individual or uttered as part of a general expression of frustration – has no place in today’s workplaces.
Arbitrators Rule that Context is King in Workplace Harassment Cases
Context is king when it comes to workplace harassment. It can quash an employer's termination of an employee even when workplace violence was committed.
Workplace Investigations Strengthen Return to Work During COVID-19 Pandemic
Benefits of workplace investigations and how to safely conduct them during the pandemic.
Hurt Feelings Don’t Equal Workplace Harassment
Two recent Ontario decisions have made it clear that rude conduct and hurt feelings don’t necessarily equal “workplace harassment”.
Musings on Language and Workplace Harassment
The impact of language in determining whether a conversation with an employee is workplace harassment or not.
Investigating Social Media Breaches: Is Your Business Ready?
Employers, are you ready to conduct a social media workplace investigation even for off-duty social media activity?