On Demand Webinar

Webinar – Workplace Harassment and #MeToo: Preventing and Responding to Incidents in the Workplace 

Date of recording

Jan 20, 2018

Kelly O’Ferrall

Partner, Employment and Labour, Ottawa

Steven Dickie

Partner, Employment and Labour, Toronto

Brian Thiessen, KC

Calgary Managing Partner, Calgary

Shaun Parker

Partner, Employment and Labour, Calgary

CLE / CPD Credit Information

  • Ontario – Substantive - 1.00

In light of global conversations about workplace harassment, including sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement, it’s increasingly important for employers to have a thorough awareness and understanding of the law, best practices and procedural requirements. Employers need to be vigilant in effectively responding to allegations of bullying, harassment and other misconduct in the workplace, which includes the obligation to institute workplace policies and conduct investigations. This is your best bet to prevent costly payouts, increased liability, as well as public and employee relations risks. Join Osler’s Employment & Labour team as they explain how businesses of different scales and sizes can best prevent against and respond to workplace harassment, featuring discussion about:

  • Statutory requirements and best practices

  • Process accountability

  • “Red-flags” and common pitfalls

  • How and when to conduct a workplace harassment investigation

  • Communications protocol with internal and external stakeholders

  • Case studies to illustrate examples of workplace harassment complaints and how to respond

  • Risk management techniques to limit damages and other liabilities

 We will also do a year end “sprint”, presenting an overview of current issues facing employers, such as:

  1. An update on new police record check legislation in Ontario

  2. The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling on discretion and fair determination in the context of bonuses

  3. A recent decision regarding the duty to investigate

There is no cost to participate. The Webinar will be broadcasted at three separate occasions to better suit your schedule. 

Broadcast 1: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST Tuesday November 20

Broadcast 2: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. EST Wednesday November 28

Broadcast 3: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST Wednesday November 28