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New Proposed Leaves Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000

Canada - March 24 2016 On March 8, 2016, two new Private Members’ Bills were proposed before the Ontario Legislature that would add new leaves of absence to the Employment…

Human Rights Tribunal orders record-setting award for injury to dignity, feelings and self respect

Canada - June 23 2015 The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the "Tribunal") recently ordered the highest damage award in its history for injury to dignity, feelings and…

Bill 132: Ontario Introduces Legislation to Afford Greater Protections to Individuals Who Experience Sexual Violence and Harassment

Canada - January 6 2016 A new bill before the Ontario Legislature, Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual…

Will Your Workplace be the Target of Upcoming Ministry of Labour Blitzes?

Canada - April 12 2016 On May 2, 2016, the Ministry of Labour (the “Ministry”) will begin several province-wide workplace inspection blitzes focusing on compliance with the…

Additional Protections for Individuals Who Experience Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

Canada - March 24 2016 On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2016, the Ontario Government passed Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting…