Sexual Harassment in Canada: A Guide for Understanding and Prevention
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Studies and statistics show that sexual harassment in Canada is widespread and persons of all genders and sexual orientations may be targeted. Sexual Harassment in Canada: A Guide for Understanding and Prevention is an essential guide for employment lawyers, employers, employees as well as educators, parents and students across the country to help understand the intricacies and nuances of sexual harassment in order to have a resource not only for developing policies and procedures aimed at reducing the incidence of sexual harassment in the workplace and schools, but also for handling an incident should one arise, including being armed with knowledge on what to expect given the available processes, remedies and legal entitlements and obligations.
Comprehensive and practical
This comprehensive text is written primarily for executives, business managers, HR professionals, educators, employment lawyers, and in-house counsel. It covers the most common sexual harassment issues as well as providing insight on sexual harassment in the electronic age, issues related to social media and best practices for addressing a claim or a potential claim, and their public relations consequences. It also provides in-depth commentary on the legislation and case law related to this important topic.
Written in an accessible and straightforward question and answer format, this text offers useful information on the most common issues that executives, employers, office managers and educators face, and leads readers through best practices in identifying and managing sexual harassment complaints. It also discusses the essentials that are relevant to providing training and implementing policies that may eliminate sexual harassment and the subsequent complaints from arising in the workplace and our schools.
This book is an easy-to-navigate, one-stop resource for understanding and preventing sexual harassment in Canada, and specifically provides:
- An up-to-date discussion of the relevant legislation, regulations and case law, highlighting legal obligations arising out of each, written for a non-legal audience
- Expert commentary on best practices that can be implemented in the workplace and our schools
- Practical advice for managers, executives, human resources professionals, and educators who are responsible for sexual harassment prevention, investigations, and incident management
A useful and valuable resource
Sexual Harassment in Canada: A Guide for Understanding and Prevention is a useful acquisition for:
- Employment lawyers and ADR professionals, as it is a practical and comprehensive guidebook for managing sexual harassment concerns in the workplace. It would also be a good volume to recommend to clients
- In-house lawyers, in particular employment and labour law counsel, as it provides valuable insight for dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace without having to retain outside counsel
- Human resources professionals who require guidance on managing sexual harassment issues in the workplace
- Law libraries, as it is a thorough resource for claimants who are self-represented, students, lawyers and judges
Table of contents
Chapter I: Understanding sexual harassment
Chapter II: Sexual cyberbullying and cyber sexual harassment
Chapter III: Nature and extent of sexual harassment
Chapter IV: Same-sex sexual harassment, gender identity and gender expression
Chapter V: Sexual harassment and the law – Generally
Chapter VI: Sexual harassment, bullying and the law – Schools
Chapter VII: Sexual harassment and the law – In the Canadian workplace
Chapter VIII: Winning the moral case
Chapter IX: Remedies and resources available to survivors
Chapter X: Alternative remedies available through the courts
Chapter XI: Taking action in the workplace – A predicament for survivors
Chapter XII: Workplace investigations of sexual harassment
Chapter XIII: Mediation
Chapter XIV: Workplace romances
Chapter XV: Prevention of sexual harassment in the Canadian workplace
Appendix A: Resources available to survivors in Ontario
Appendix B: Human Rights Commissions across Canada – addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and websites
Appendix C: Sample sexual harassment policy
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